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Newly diagnosed

If you've just found out you have colon or rectal cancer, it's natural to feel scared and alone. We are your allies, here to help you in every way. We've put together the information and resources below to get you started on the path from colorectal cancer diagnosis through treatment and on to survivorship.

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Understanding your diagnosis

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the colon or rectum, which are parts of the digestive system. It's the third most common cancer in the U.S. and the second leading cause of cancer death. But it's also one of the most treatable cancers if it's caught early enough.

Start your path to colorectal cancer survivorship

If you've just been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, you may not know what to do next. We've prepared this information to help you get started on the path to survivorship.

"When you’re facing a traumatic experience, you’ve got all these things going through your head. If you try to cope with it alone, you’re going to lose the battle."

Deondre W.
Colon cancer survivor

Resources for newly diagnosed patients

People who have recently been diagnosed with colorectal cancer will find the resources below helpful.

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