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American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons:"The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is the leading professional society representing more than 1000 board certified Colon and Rectal surgeons and other surgeons dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and practice of the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus."
ASCRS
85 W. Algonquin Road, Suite 550 Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005
(847)290-9184 (847)290-9203 Fax
http://www.fascrs.org/

Cancernet:"The diagnosis of cancer of the colon or rectum, also called colorectal cancer, raises many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers. We hope this National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet will help. It provides information on the symptoms, detection and diagnosis, and treatment, in addition to information on possible causes and prevention of cancers of the colon and rectum. Having this important information can make it easier for patients and their families to handle the challenges they face."
http://cancernet.nci.nih.gov/Cancer_Types/Colon_And_Rectal_Cancer.shtml

Johns Hopkins Colon Cancer Center:"Anatomy of the Colon and Rectum (Large Intestine) Colon and Rectal Cancer Classification of Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms of Colon and Rectal Polyps/Cancer How are Colon and Rectal Cancer Diagnosed? Hereditary Colon and Rectal Cancer."
http://www.med.jhu.edu/cancerctr/colon/colonrec.htm

Patient-Centered Guides, Colon Cancer Center:"This resource center is for patients and families coping with colon and rectal cancers. You can find resources, including information on symptoms and diagnosis, support organizations, books and online reference material, and blood test values. Articles will cover a range of topics, including medical tests, treatments, the future of research, coping, clinical trials, stories by those who have been there, and news. This material is derived from the Patient-Centered Guides book, Colon and Rectal Cancer, a Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families, by Lorraine Johnston, copyright 2001 by O'Reilly & Associates. Patient-Centered Guides are a mix of medical, practical and emotional information, grounded in Western medicine, told by people who have been there."
http://www.patientcenters.com/colon/

STOP Colon/Rectal Cancer Foundation:"The STOP Colon/Rectal Cancer Foundation is a not-for-profit, publicly supported foundation incorporated in the state of Illinois on November 4, 1997. The Foundationís tax-exempt status was granted on July 17, 1998. The goal of the Foundation is the saving of over 40,000 lives per year through public awareness initiatives that broaden the use of preventative screening and early detection of colon and rectal cancer, and encourage healthier lifestyles."
http://www.coloncancerprevention.org/main.htm

Survivors and Caregivers Joining To Fight Colorectal Cancer:"This web site is intended to assist people with cancer, their family, friends and caregivers find the information to help them make decisions regarding treatment and management of their disease. Nothing presented herein should be construed as a substitute for professional advice from a physician or medical practitioner. Reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, but Colorectal Cancer Network makes no warranty, nor endorses any recommendation, practice or product of any organization or service contained herein."
http://clickonium.com/colorectal-cancer.net/html//

Southwestern Surgery Associates:"Welcome to Southwestern Surgery Associates. We strive to advance the art and science of medicine, adhering to the principles of conscientious, caring for our customers, cost awareness, and effective communication while fulfilling our responsibilities to the community we serve. Southwestern Surgery Associates specializes in all aspects of General Surgery including sub-specialization in Colon, Rectal, Endocrine, Surgical Oncology and advanced Laparoscopic surgeries. The physician group covers referrals from all of Southern Arizona. When you choose one of our doctors you can be assured of quality care by a competent, experienced surgeon who excels in his field."
http://www.southwesternsurgery.com/

Total Mesorectal Excision Surgery:"Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) is the technique that we developed twenty years ago for rectal cancer. It is now an internationally recognised approach to saving more lives and improving post-operative quality of life. This site is appropriate for doctors, patients and non-medics who are interested in this important field of surgery and its developments."
http://www.tmesurgery.org.uk/home.htm

National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP):"The National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) is a clinical trials cooperative group supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). We have a more than 40-year history of designing and conducting clinical trials that have changed the way breast cancer is treated, and, more recently, prevented. It was the NSABP's breast cancer studies that led to the establishment of lumpectomy plus radiation over radical mastectomy as the standard surgical treatment for breast cancer. We were also the first to demonstrate that adjuvant therapy could alter the natural history of breast cancer, increasing survival rates, and the first to demonstrate on a large scale the preventive effects of the drug tamoxifen in breast cancer."
http://www.nsabp.pitt.edu/

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Chemo Brain | 12 Ways to Help Someone with Chemo Brain | Caring.com:"The chemicals used in chemotherapy are powerful -- strong enough to kill cancer cells. That's a good thing, but they also seem to have a little-understood effect on the brain, causing cognitive problems such as memory lapses and loss of concentration. While it's tempting to think that these problems are all in the patient's mind, they're all too real, experts say. In fact, a study at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that more than 80 percent of people who receive chemotherapy for cancer report annoying memory and concentration problems that often linger for months, even after treatment is finished."
Caring.com
2600 South El Camino Real, Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94403
http://www.caring.com/articles/chemo-brain

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