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The following sites may offer additional information. We encourage you to learn as much as possible about your diagnosis and treatment. When it comes to colon disease, knowledge really is power.

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Benign Colon Disease Information

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. www.ccfa.org

United Ostomy Associations of America

UOAA is a national network for urinary and bowel diversion support groups in the United States. www.ostomy.org

Colon Cancer Information

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. www.cancer.org

Prevent Cancer Foundation

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is a national, non-profit health foundation whose mission is the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research, education, and community outreach. www.preventcancer.org

National Comprehensive Cancer Network

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is an alliance of 19 of the world’s leading cancer centers. It is a resource for cancer treatment guidelines for patients and health professionals. The site contains valuable information pertaining to colorectal cancer. www.nccn.org

Colon Polyps Information

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health, provides general information on colon polyps. digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/colonpolyps_ez/

Colonoscopy Information

The National Institutes of Health presents a comprehensive overview a colonoscopy, an important test used to detect and diagnose colon disease. digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/colonoscopy/

General Medical Information

Web MD

Web MD is a website offering medical information to the general public. You can look up topics alphabetically or search by key word. www.webmd.com

Surgeon Information

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

The ASCRS is a national association of colon and rectal surgeons and other surgeons dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and practice of the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. www.fascrs.org

American College of Gastroenterology

The ACG was founded to advance the scientific study and medical practice of diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. www.acg.gi.org

Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

The SAGES represents over 5000 surgeons who use laparoscopy and endoscopy as an integral part of their treatment of patients. www.sages.org

General Healthcare Information

National Institutes of Health

The NIH is the government website offering health information to the general public. This website also offers links to the many sites associated with divisions of NIH. www.nih.com

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders

The NIDDK is a division of the NIH and contains extensive information about both benign and malignant colon conditions. www2.niddk.nih.gov/

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC is "Your online source for credible healthcare information." The site offers extensive information on diseases and conditions via an alphabetical master listing. www.cdc.gov

Medline Plus

Medline Plus is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the NIH. In addition to health information, the site offers information on drugs and health resources and includes a searchable medical dictionary. www.medlineplus.gov


Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.