Colorectal Cancer Support Services

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Disease and treatment information from the Henry Ford Cancer Institute

Disease and treatment information from national sources

Interact with other colorectal cancer patients, families and caregivers

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance has many ways you can connect with other people who have been affected by colorectal cancer. They offer:

  • Patient support navigator program. Certified Patient Navigators guide you through your screening, treatment or survivorship journey so you know you’re not alone.
  • Patient and family support group chat. Group chats for newly diagnosed, treatment questions, patients, caregivers, and grief chat.
  • Online community. A 24 hour chat room, where you can share your story and connect with patients, survivors and caregivers across the world.
  • Buddy program. Get connected with a survivor or caregiver who has been in your shoes. No matter what kind of advice you need, your Buddy has been there and can help you through it.

Organizations

  • Fight Colorectal Cancer -- Learn more about colorectal cancer and the best ways to fight it through guides, magazines, podcasts, webinars, and other resources.

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Colleen's Corner: Local and National Resources

For more support, visit Colleen's Corner for a list of helpful local and national resources about cancer.

See Resources

Ostomy Care

An ostomy may be part of your treatment plan if you have colorectal cancer. Henry Ford is here for every part of your ostomy treatment, inpatient and outpatient.

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Understanding and Treating Neuropathy

Certain chemotherapies can cause inflammation or directly damage the nerves, causing neuropathy. Neuropathy, which causes pain, tingling, burning or numbness in the hands and feet can be especially difficult to deal with.

Newly diagnosed?

Contact the cancer team 24/7 by calling (888) 777-4167.

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