See the latest information on colorectal cancer treatment and support.
GREENSBORO, NC – March being Colon Cancer Awareness Month, WFMY News 2 wants to make sure you know where to go to get the help you need.
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women combined in the United States, according to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance.
Free help is available by phone to assist you from qualified professionals. You can determine the symptoms or if you need screening. Health experts will answer your questions and listen to all your concerns. Healthcare professionals can also match you with a friend who has shared experiences, connect you with peers, or provide private online support for survivors.
Online support groups
The Cancer Care Group offers a free 15-week group led by an oncology social worker for those diagnosed with colon cancer or anyone currently undergoing treatment. During the session, they give ways to cope with their personal experiences and present more helpful resources.
- Reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
- Learn new ways of coping
- Increase feelings of hope and empowerment
- Provide practical information about treatment and resources
- Helping communication between your medical team and your loved ones
To sign up for the free online support group, visit their website.
Live Support Groups
The cancer care organization also offers live support groups as an opportunity for people to connect with those of shared experiences.
To join a live support group, join the daily chat Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Call 1-877-422-2030 for help today!
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