A 10-step, 65 Page workbook, the Guide provides information about medical terms, treatment teams, treatment plans, side effects, referrals for support and more. An online download of the book is available for free at http://www.FightColorectalCancer.org/
1. What is stage III and stage IV colorectal cancer?
2. Understanding Your Diagnosis
3. Talking to the Right People
4. Interpreting Medical Information on the Web
5. Understanding Your Treatment Options
6. Managing Treatment Side Effects
7. Asking For Help
8. Staying Strong Through the Fight
9. Post-Treatment Follow-up
10. End of Life Issues
11. Moving Down the Road to Survivorship
12. Toolbox of downloadable forms & worksheets
“We are extremely proud and honored to provide this new resource to patients, caregivers or family members facing advanced colorectal cancer,” said Anjee Davis, president of Fight Colorectal Cancer. “We hope that the Guide gives patients a sense empowerment as they head down their cancer journey.”
In addition to the online and print editions, patients may access the content of Your Guide in the Fight through Fight Colorectal Cancer’s website. A new web portal including over 60 new pages of information includes the content of the the book as well as helpful links, videos and free downloadable fact sheets and worksheets covering the topics featured in the Guide.
“Our goal is to apply the science into understandable parts so that patients feel confident about their treatment plans and can understand everything happening to them,” said Andi Dwyer, director of health promotion. “Your Guide in the Fight is our first step in connecting with those impacted by colorectal cancer and getting them the resources they need.”
All content featured in Your Guide in the Fight was developed with patient input and medically reviewed and written and edited by Fight Colorectal Cancer. This resource was made possible thanks to educational grants awarded by Sanofi, Regeneron, Spectrum, Genentech and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
For more information or to request a free copy, visit http://www.FightColorectalCancer.org/
About Fight Colorectal Cancer
Fight Colorectal Cancer is a leading colorectal cancer nonprofit in Washington, D.C. Through patient education, advocacy and research funding the group spreads awareness and demands a cure for the second-leading killer in the United States. As the leading advocacy group, the organization serves as a resource for colorectal cancer patients, grassroots advocates, policy makers, medical professionals and health care providers. Learn more at http://www.FightColorectalCancer.org.