Review: Colon Cancer Alliance

Cancer Websites, Colon Cancer — By on February 8, 2010 at 7:43 am

The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is a national patient advocacy organization and a leader in eliminating the suffering and death caused by colorectal cancer.

The Colon Cancer Alliance informs the public that most deaths from colon cancer will be prevented if everyone is screened.They support research for new treatments and screening techniques and advocates for legislation to support efforts to eliminate colorectal cancer.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States and Canada (after lung cancer). Excluding skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer in the United States and Canada (after lung and breast in women, and lung and prostate in men).

The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 153,760 new cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed in the U.S. in 2007 and that 52,180 people will die from colorectal cancer in 2007. That means that a person in the U.S. is diagnosed with colorectal cancer every 4 minutes and one person in the United States dies of colorectal cancer every 9.3 minutes.

Using the voice of survivors, they provide support for those affected by this disease, helping patients and caregivers move from fear to hope, from helplessness to control, from isolation to community.

As the Voice of Survivors, CCA works as an advocate for colorectal cancer patients and their families. CCA offers information and support from the first-hand experience of survivors and others whose lives have been touched by this disease.

In order to increase rates of screening and survivorship, CCA provides patient support, education, research and advocacy across North America.

Today, CCA has over 37,000 members. Their help line receives an average of 700 calls monthly, and our support networks have assisted over 150,000 people. The growth and success of the organization is due in large part to caring volunteers who devote considerable time, skill and energy to achieving CCA’s vision.

CCA invites any and all individuals, organizations, government agencies and members of the medical community to join them in their determination prevent and increase awareness of colorectal cancer.

Please visit: The Colon Cancer Alliance and give us your feedback.

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