Colon Cancer Alliance is an organization of colon and rectal cancer survivors,
caregivers, people with a genetic predisposition and others touched by
the disease. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in
the United States and a major cause of suffering throughout the world.
The Alliance is committed to ending the suffering caused by cancers of
the colon, rectum, cecum, appendix and anus.
The Colon Cancer Alliance brings the voice of survivors to battle colorectal
cancer. Alliance activities include:
- Patient and support services - The Colon Cancer Alliance is building
a community of emotional support and disease management services to
help patients and their loved ones cope with the tragedy of this disease.
- Education - The CCA offers educational resources to patients and families
affected by the disease. The Alliance provides to patients, caregivers
and health care providers the best and most up-to-date information available
about treatments and clinical trials devoted to colorectal cancer. The
Alliance works to improve education and remove financial, medical and
psychological barriers that hinder early detection.
- Research - The CCA works with other organizations to increase federal,
state and private funding for research of all cancers. The Alliance
advocates for the necessary funding specifically devoted to timely prevention,
detection and treatment of colorectal cancer.
- Advocacy - The CCA is dedicated to advancing and championing the cause
of colon cancer patients and their families. The CCA helps patients
get the best medical information, support and care available. The Alliance
supports legislation to these ends.
The Colon Cancer Alliance can be reached at www.CCAlliance.org
or toll-free at 877.422.2030.