The Colon Cancer Alliance’s Buddy Program provides peer-to-peer support from those who have been there to new colorectal cancer patients and caregivers. Buddies are there to listen, offer support, and share their experiences.
Online resources: http://ccalliance.org/myccasupport/index.html
The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
There are hundreds of support groups for people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis throughout the country. Find a group by you at this site.
Support groups play an important role in their efforts to empower patients and their families. Participants gain increased confidence and acceptance of their liver disease through the knowledge that they share a common struggle. Find a support group in your area.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self Help and Support Group is a patient led and patient governed organization dedicated to helping everyone who suffers from IBS and other digestive health disorders, through patient communication, support, symptoms, causes, treatment, accurate information and education. Join an online support group here.