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Finding out you have cancer can be disorienting. Our mission is to give you the tools you need to find your footing again. Our care begins when you are first diagnosed and can continue throughout your life. So whether you are living with cancer as a chronic condition or have recently completed treatment, we are here to help you navigate in a way that feels right to you.
Check out the resources below for more information on colorectal and GI cancer survivorship.
The resources below are from non-profit organizations. They are for patients who have gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, including colorectal cancer sites. These are helpful for survivorship issues and screening procedures. They also provide general information for caregivers and patients regarding a specific GI cancer diagnosis.
American College of Gastroenterology Patient Education
This is the patient education and resource center from the American College of Gastroenterology. It provides extensive information about GI cancers, digestive health topics, such as bloating or constipation, and screening or diagnostic procedures, such as a colonoscopy. The site has links to podcasts and videos, such as irritable bowel syndrome, diet and nutrition, and provides PDF brochures about GI issues, such as colon cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer Network
This national organization creates hope through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure for pancreatic cancer. The site provides up-to-date news, recent clinical trial results, and additional resources for both patients and caregivers.
Life Raft Group (LRG)
This site by the Life Raft Group (LRG) provides support, information, and assistance to patient and families dealing with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST), a rare cancer. It functions as an online community via monthly newsletters and web casts.
Gastric Cancer Foundation
Website from the Gastric Cancer Foundation, designed to increase your understanding of stomach cancer. There is a short section on surviving, or living with, stomach cancer, with links to general websites, such as www.canceradvocacy.org from the NCCS (National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship)
Colon Cancer Alliance
The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA), a national patient advocacy organization which provides hope and support to patients and their families through education, screening, and access
Cancer Support Community - San Francisco Bay Area
Known before as “Wellness Community”. This is a San Francisco Bay Area Newsletter providing professional programs of emotional support, education, and hope for people affected by cancer at no cost.
Books, Pamphlets and Journals
A National Cancer Institute Publication No. 10-2424, August 2012.
"After You Ring The Bell"
10 Challenges for the Cancer Survivor, Anne Katz, a production
by the Oncology Nursing Society, ISBN: 987-1-935864-15-8 $19.95.
An American Association for Cancer Research Journal for Patients.
A magazine combining science and humanity, free for cancer patients and survivors.
Maps, directions, parking, public transit options, and contact information
Other patient resources
Please fax the Medical Record Release Form to your new patient coordinator. The medical release form is an authorization form for external facilities to release medical records to Stanford Health Care.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.