Newly Diagnosed

Just found out you or a loved one have colorectal cancer (CRC)? Let us help you navigate this time by providing support, resources, and HOPE.

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We're here for you.

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) FIGHTS to cure colorectal cancer and serve as relentless champions of hope for all affected by this disease through informed patient support, impactful policy change, and breakthrough research endeavors.

We're the leading patient-empowerment and advocacy organization in the United States, providing balanced and objective information on colon and rectal cancer research, treatment, and policy. We are relentless champions of hope, focused on funding promising, high-impact research endeavors, while equipping advocates to influence legislation and policy for the collective good.

Getting a colorectal cancer diagnosis is scary -- we get that. And it's why we aim to be your go-to place for resources and support.

Join our community of relentless champions to be the first to receive new resources and opportunities to connect with others who understand what you're going through.

Support at Your Fingertips

Click the buttons below to learn more about our programs and resources.

Resource Meetups

Fight CRC’s Your Guide in the Fight Resource Meetups are free online gatherings for people affected by colorectal cancer seeking access to resources and peer-to-peer support.

Whether you have just been diagnosed, are receiving treatment, or are supporting someone who is facing CRC, these meetups are a safe and reliable place to talk to people who have similar experiences to yours while learning about resources available to you from Fight CRC and partners alike.

What to expect
  • Learn about Fight CRC resources and support available
  • Connect with people who are going through treatment, who can give tips on everyday issues and listen to other’s experiences because they’ve been there, too.
What not to expect
  • A meetup does not take the place of a doctor or a healthcare team.
  • This is not a case management or navigation program.
  • This is not a formal counseling session. When we say “meetup” we mean just that-we intend to meet our community members where they are, allowing them to steer the direction of the conversation and dictate the topics discussed.

Patient & Caregiver Resources

Our resource library has been curated to provide you with the resources you need in the format you want. From fact sheets and publications, to webinars and podcasts, we have a little something for everyone. Click on the photos below for our most popular resources for newly diagnosed patients and their families, or click the button to go to our full resource library.

Champion Stories

Colorectal cancer is a unique experience, but you may find you have a lot in common with other survivors, caregivers, and loved ones.

Find inspiration from other champions and share your story to be featured.

Free Helpline

The helpline, a partnership through Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) and the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is offered to colorectal cancer patients and their families to access real-time support when they need it. 

TOLL-FREE LINE: 1-877-427-2111

The Cancer Support Community runs a call center (Cancer Support Helpline) staffed by licensed mental health professionals and resource specialists who are experts at providing information and referrals to local, regional, and national resources, distress screening, decision-support counseling, and short-term counseling services.

Live assistance is available from 9am-9pm EST Monday through Friday and 9am-5pm EST on Saturday and Sunday.

Meet Our Patient Education & Research Team

Our team is made up of talented and dedicated Relentless Champions of Hope. We work to provide you with the most up-to-date colorectal cancer resources and help you make meaningful connections with others in our community.

Becky Selig, MSW

Director of Patient Education and Research

Zac Getty

Patient Education and Research Program Manager

Melissa Frantz, RN

Project Coordinator

Maia Walker

Lead Curator of the Fight CRC Trial Finder