What Are the Best Colon Cancer Websites?

These Cancer Websites Have the Information You Need

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Below is a list of websites that cover the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancers. Many of these websites cover other types of cancers as well, and they offer resources and information you will find helpful.

Being Wary of Cancer Information on the Internet

The Internet can be an rich resource for researching a cancer diagnosis, but some information you can find may also be misleading or wrong.

The information can come from any source, from experts in health organizations and universities, to members of the general public, and even scammers. 

Approach information you find on the Internet from unknown sources with healthy skepticism. Even in cases where the information is correct, it is often general in nature and may not apply to your specific situation. Your primary resource should always be your doctor. Any health concerns you may have and questions about information you find should be shared with your doctor.

Reputable Colorectal Cancer Websites

The following list is not intended to be comprehensive and does not include every good-quality colon cancer website. It is designed to give you a starting point of trustable resources you can rely on as you begin gathering information about cancer. If you are just beginning your research, you can use these sites to build a solid foundation of knowledge.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a go-to website for anyone with questions about cancer. You can use their search function to find the information you need.

American Institute for Cancer Research

The American Institute for Cancer Research focuses on the nutritional aspects of cancer.

This website covers just about everything you could want to know about nutrition and cancer prevention and has several useful webpages on how to eat during cancer treatment.

Association of Cancer Online Resources

The Association of Online Cancer Resources is an excellent place to find additional online resources about cancer, including mailing lists, message boards, and online cancer support groups.

Cancer Care

The Cancer Care website offers telephone counseling, teleconferences on a variety of cancer-related topics, and both telephone and online support groups.

Cancer Hope Network

The Cancer Hope Network offers inspiring "Stories of Courage" from cancer survivors and will match you with a cancer survivor who can provide support and a caring place to discuss what you're going through with someone who's been there.

Colon Cancer Alliance

The Colon Cancer Alliance is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer. This group offers support, provided from colon cancer survivors and those who have been affected by this disease.

Colorectal Cancer Coalition

The Colorectal Cancer Coalition is a nonprofit advocacy organization that fights colorectal cancer by supporting research and empowerment.

National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute is the government agency that addresses cancer by funding research, disseminating cancer-related information, and supporting the government's efforts to make sure more and more people beat cancer every year. You can also find information on clinical research trials, what you should know and what to expect. You will also find an updated list of National Cancer Institute supported clinical trials.

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