Colon and Rectal Cancer

American Cancer Society: Learn About Colon and Rectum Cancer - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. To learn about cancer of the colon or rectum, use the scroll down menu in the "select a cancer type" section and click on the specific cancer type.

Cancer.Net: Colorectal Cancer - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.

Colon Cancer Alliance - The Colon Cancer Alliance brings the voice of survivors to battle colorectal cancer through patient support, education, research and advocacy. Colorectal cancer information, a comprehensive glossary and patient support resources will be found here.

HealthyNJ: Colorectal Cancer - Here you will find links to colon and rectal cancer information as well as links to sites in New Jersey.

Macmillan Cancer Support: Colon and Rectal Cancer - This UK based organization helps with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. Here you’ll find information on the diagnosis and treatment of colon or rectal cancer.

Mayo Clinic: Cancer Center, Colorectal Cancer - This site provides access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic.

MedlinePlus: Colorectal Cancer - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

National Cancer Institute: Colon and Rectal Cancer - This government site will provide you with information on treatment, clinical trials and research.

New York Times : Colon Cancer Guide - The New York Times colon cancer guide provides general information as well as links to articles that are about the disease or related issues.

NIH Senior Health: Colorectal Cancer - This government site makes aging-related health information easily accessible. A talking function reads the text aloud and there are buttons to enlarge or enhance the text.

OncoLink: Colorectal Cancer - OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge. Find out about risk and prevention, screening, and treatment options at this site.
Also in Spanish


Interactive Tutorials / Videos

American Cancer Society - Behind The Science: Colon cancer - Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, director of prostate and colorectal cancer for the American Cancer Society, discusses the importance of talking to your family about family history of colorectal cancer, and the importance of screening.

MedlinePlus Interactive Tutorials - These interactive videos are from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics, each tutorial explains the subject in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial. Note: These tutorials require a special Flash plug-in. If you do not have Flash, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you start the tutorial. You might also be interested in the following videos that are specifically about colon cancer issues.

Colorectal Cancer - This video is a part of the National Cancer Institute's Did You Know? video series.

February 2015