Colon Cancer Help and Support at All Stages

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with colon cancer, it’s important to have access to resources that can help you understand, cope, and recover from your condition. Here are Everyday Health’s top recommendations for organizations, articles, and websites that provide the information and support you may need.

Organizations Designed to Help

Colorectal Cancer Alliance; 877-422-2030

This organization offers information about colorectal cancer, screening and prevention, and resources for patient and family support.

Fight Colorectal Cancer

Fight Colorectal Cancer’s goal is to advocate and fund research for the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer.

Colon Cancer Challenge; 914-305-6674

This New York–based nonprofit is dedicated to reducing colon cancer death rates through funding research, increasing public awareness, and educating the public about colon cancer. Find a wealth of resources and support.

Colon Cancer Coalition; 952-378-1237

Started by Kristin Lindquist after losing her best friend and sister to colon cancer, Colon Cancer Coalition helps educate the public and raise funds for the research and prevention of colon cancer.

Financial Assistance When You Need It

PAN Foundation; 866-316-7263

This organization provides grants starting at $2,800 per year for colon cancer support. You can apply online to get help with your treatment.

Cancer Care; 866-552-6729

Cancer Care offers limited financial and copay assistance, as well as the option of having a professional oncologist social worker find you additional resources. They also have an online database that helps you find doctors and a range of assistance.

My Good Days; 877-968-7233

My Good Days helps patients with a chronic medical condition get access to medication. In addition, they assist with reimbursing copays, transportation, and lodging.

Healthwell Foundation; 800-675-8416

This foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals for coinsurance, copayments, health care premiums, and deductibles for medication and therapies.

Support During the Cancer Journey

Colon Cancer Support Group at Columbia University

This support group provides a safe place for people with colon cancer to share their stories, voice their concerns, and connect with others about their experience.

Cancer Support Community

Cancer Support Community has a support group that includes 177,000-plus people.

MyLifeLine Cancer Foundation; 888-793-9355

MyLifeLine offers free personalized websites designed to empower cancer patients and caregivers to build an online support community of family and friends to foster connection, inspiration, and healing.

Colon Cancer Facts and Statistics

Medication Used to Treat Colon Cancer

  • Avastin (bevacizumab)
  • Braftovi (encorafenib)
  • Camptosar (irinotecan hydrochloride)
  • Cyramza (ramucirumab)
  • Eloxatin (oxaliplatin)
  • Erbitux (cetuximab)
  • 5-FU (fluorouracil injection)
  • Fusilev (leucovorin calcium)
  • Keytruda (pembrolizumab)
  • Lonsurf (trifluridine and tipiracil hydrochloride)
  • Opdivo (nivolumab)
  • Stivarga (regorafenib)
  • Vectibix (panitumumab)
  • Xeloda (capecitabine)
  • Yervoy (ipilimumab)
  • Zaltrap (ziv-aflibercept)

Blogs by People Coping With Colon Cancer

Colon Club

Real patient stories of their journeys with colon cancer. Topics range from living with cancer, how to tell your children, and how to remain positive through your experience.

Adventures in Living Terminally Optimistic

Tom Marsilje, who is an oncology researcher, was diagnosed with colon cancer at 40. Marsilje has remained positive throughout his diagnosis, and five years later, with Stage 4 colon cancer, he completed his first ever triathlon.

My Colon Cancer Coach

Danielle Ripley-Burgess is a two-time colon cancer survivor, having been diagnosed at 17 and then again at 25. Here, she offers her best advice for those who develop colon cancer at a young age.

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