Newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer? Start here.
If you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, it's important to find out as much as you can about the disease. Visit our newly diagnosed page to find helpful information and resources to put you on the path to survivorship.
Colorectal cancer is highly treatable, but going through treatment can be tough. Knowing what to expect can help. We've put together helpful information and resources about your treatment options.
Now that you've defeated colorectal cancer, what comes next? Get information and resources about being a colorectal cancer survivor, from monitoring for recurrence to staying cancer-free.
When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, you’re shoved into a world of medical appointments and barely understandable cancer jargon. We've assembled a collection of caregiver resources to help.
Surgery for colorectal cancer is when a surgeon removes the diseased portion of your colon and/or rectum.
A colostomy is created when a portion of the colon or the rectum is removed and the remaining colon is brought to the abdominal wall.
Colorectal cancer can also be treated using systemic therapies like chemo and radiation that reach cancer cells throughout the body.
Find a clinical trial
Clinical trials are an important treatment option to consider. Answer a simple series of questions about your medical condition to find relevant trials that may fit your needs.
Why biomarkers matter
Understanding your biomarkers helps you and your doctor decide on the most effective treatment plan for your colorectal cancer. During biomarker testing, doctors collect a sample of your tumor or your blood to look for unique characteristics, such as whether your cancer is caused by an inherited mutation.
BlueHQ is a free, comprehensive support hub that delivers personalized resources, tools, and communities to better navigate colorectal cancer.
The Alliance's certified patient and family support navigation team is here to assist colorectal cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.
No one should experience colorectal cancer alone. Our national network of survivors and advocates is standing ready to be your ally.
A vetted Buddy who has been through a similar diagnosis can share meaningful and useful advice that helped them get through colorectal cancer.
Our trusted resource library offers articles, videos, guides, and other information to help you and your loved ones navigate colorectal cancer.
Personalized treatment program
The Alliance’s Personalized Treatment Program provides no-cost testing and analysis of your cancer and medical history. The results provide you and your care team with personalized treatment recommendations.
Michelle Cappel owes a lot to colorectal cancer biomarker testing — seven years of life and counting.
Don Shippey was 55 years old in 2016 when he decided he’d been putting off his colonoscopy long enough.
Takeda has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of FRUZAQLA (fruquintinib), an oral targeted therapy for adults with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) who have been previously treated with fluoropyrimidine-, oxaliplatin-, and irinotecan-based chemotherapy, an anti-VEGF therapy, and, if RAS wild-type and medically appropriate, an anti-EGFR therapy.