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Fight Colorectal Cancer Releases “Guide in the Fight” Resource Book for Stage III & Stage IV Colorectal Cancer Patients

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 17, 2014 – Today Fight Colorectal Cancer released its new patient education resource, Your Guide in the Fight. Your Guide in the Fight answers common questions and provides practical tips for those fighting stage III and stage IV colorectal cancer (advanced stage disease.) The resource walks patients through a cancer diagnosis step-by-step, covering topics ranging from second opinions, clinical trials, financial assistance, intimacy issues, ostomy support, hospice, survivorship and more. The book is written to assist patients and caregivers from the first day of diagnosis to the last day of treatment.

 

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 FightColorectalCancer.org/GuideInTheFight. A complementary printed version may also be requested through the eStore at store.FightCRC.org, shipping and handling not included.

 

Chapters include:

  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 FightColorectalCancer.org/GuideInTheFight

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.

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