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GWCCS Cancer Support Group & Internet Resource Guide

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Colorectal & Gastrointestinal Cancer Support Groups
SPONSOR Washington Cancer Institute Colorectal Cancer Network Colorectal Cancer Network & Life With Cancer GROUP / DESCRIPTION Gastrointestinal Cancer Survivors SemiColon - survivors and caregivers SemiColon - survivors and caregivers DAY & TIME 2nd & 4th Tuesday 5:30 – 7:00 PM 3 Thursday 7:00-8:00 PM 4 Thursday 6:30 – 8:00 PM
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LOCATION Room C-1214 – WCI Washington Hospital Center Coffield Community Ctr. 2450 Lyttonsville Road Silver Spring, MD LWC Family Cntr Rm 1E 2832 Juniper Street Merrifield, VA

CONTACT & PHONE Heather Knapp (202) 877-2273 Priscilla Savary (301) 879-1500 Priscilla Savary (301) 879-1500 or (703) 776-2841

STATE DC

MD

VA

Ostomy Support Groups
SPONSOR Washington DC Ostomy Association Anne Arundel Medical Center United Ostomy Assoc. of America ACS/Metro Maryland Ostomy Association UOAA – Southern Maryland Group Northern Virginia Ostomy Association GROUP/ DESCRIPTION United Ostomy Assoc. of America Support Group United Ostomy Assoc. of America Support Group Ostomy Support Group MEETING DAY/TIME rd Bi-Monthly 3 Sunday 2:00-4:00 PM th 4 Thursday 7:30 – 8:30 PM Call for dates & times LOCATION Washington Hospital Ctr, East Bldg – Room G-002 AAMC Sajak Pavilion 2001 Medical Pky Anpls Baltimore, MD CONTACT & PHONE STATE Anastasia Johnson DC (301) 630-9260 MD (443) 481-5508 Ann Louise Stoner (410) 243-0751 Bettty Glover (301) 946-6661 MD

Rehabilitation & Peer Support Group Calvert, Charles and Saint Mary’s UOAA group Ostomy Support Group

2nd Sunday Noon Quarterly 2nd Sunday 1st Sunday 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Washington Adventist Hospital Takoma Park,

MD

CPHAA 7627 Leonardtown Amber Fowler Road, Hughesville 800-656-4343x227 Fairfax Hospital – Physicians Conference Ctr (703) 802- 3457

MD VA

Colorectal, Gastrointestinal & Ostomy Resources
Organization
American College of Gastroenterology P.O. Box 342260 Bethesda, MD 20827-2260 (301) 263-9000 American Gastroenterological Association 4930 Del Ray Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 654-2055 (800) 668-5237 http://www.gastro.org     http://www.fascrs.org/ American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1520 Kensington Road - Suite 202 Oak Brook, IL 60523 (630) 573-0600    Professional Association Educational Material Link to Inherited Cancer Registry Colorectal Surgeon Locator Professional Association Endoscopic Research Patient Education Brochures http://www.acg.gi.org/patients/

Web Site
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Resources
Digestive Health "Web Book Colon Cancer Resource Kit GI Physician Locator Patient Brochures Spanish Language Material Professional Association Funds Research AGA Journals On-line Patient Center

American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons 85 W. Algonquin Road, Suite 550 Arlington Heights, IL 60005 (847) 290-9184

ASGE
http://www.asge.org/

www.gwccs.org

Greater Washington Coalition for Cancer Survivors

(202) 364-6422

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GWCCS Cancer Support Group & Internet Resource Guide

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Colorectal, Gastrointestinal & Ostomy Resources
Organization
The Anal Cancer Resource Center (619) 287-6528 http://canceranswers.com/AnalCancer.html M. D. Anderson Cancer Center 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030 (800) 392-1611
http://www.mdanderson.org/diseases/colorectal/

Web Site
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Resources
Anal Cancer Report ($12) Reports on Other Cancers

      http://www.preventcancer.org/    
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/screenforlife

Anderson Network (Speak with another survivor) (800) 345-6324 Cancer Survivor Message Board Clinical Trial Data Base Patient Advocacy Educational Material “Super Colon” Display Blue Buddy Bracelets Public Service Awareness Educational Materials Also Spanish Language

Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation 1600 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 836-4412 CDC’s Screen for Life 4770 Buford Highway, NE MS K64 Atlanta, GA 30341-3717 (800) CDC-INFO (232-4636) Colon Cancer Alliance 1440 Coral Ridge Drive – Suite 386 Coral Springs, FL 33071 (877) 422-2030 http://www.ccalliance.org Colon Cancer Discussion List 173 Duane Street - Suite 3A New York NY 10013-3334 (212)-226-5525 Colon Cancer Health Center MedicineNet.com 903 Calle Amanecer, Suite 300 San Clemente, CA 92673 (949) 940-6500 Colon Cancer Information Library MedicineOnLine (203) 375-7300 Colorectal Cancer Network PO Box 182 Kensington, MD 20895-0182 (301) 879-1500 http://www.colorectal-cancer.net http://www.meds.com/colon/colon.html
http://www.acor.org/colon.html

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http://www.medicinenet.com/colon_cancer/index.htm

Patient Advocacy On-line Discussion List “Buddy” Program Telephone Help Line On-line Resources Mailing Lists Publications On-line health care information Tools, References Newsletters Reports On-line colon cancer information Treatment information Daily news updates Advocacy Support Groups Nationwide Internet Chat Rooms Connects newly diagnosed with long term survivors, Several Languages 50 separate types of Web links to colorectal & general info.

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Dad’s Colon Cancer Pages

Dad's Colon Cancer Pages
http://members.tripod.com/~cancer49/

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Colorectal, Gastrointestinal & Ostomy Resources
Organization
Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition 4930 Del Ray Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814-3015 301-222-4002 Hereditary Colon Cancer M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Dept of Gastrointestinal Oncology 1515 Holcombe Boulevard Houston, TX 77030 (800)392-1611 (713) 745-7391 International Ostomy Association 102 Allingham Gardens Toronto, ON M3H 1Y2 Canada (416) 633-6783 http://www.ostomyinternational.org
http://www3.mdanderson.org/depts/hcc/

Web Site
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Resources
Sponsored by the American l Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Public education Funds research International list of hereditary colorectal cancer registries Newsletter Glossary

 http://www.fdhn.org/    

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http://www.mngastro.com/mngi.nsf/main/index.html

Education Advocacy International events Newsletter Internet Q&A Colonoscopy prep. instructions Low-fiber diet guidelines Prevention tips FAQ Founded by Katie Couric Free Educational Materials DNA-Based Stool Test Clinical Trials Resource Center Support groups throughout US Advocacy Conferences Quarterly Phoenix magazine

Minnesota Gastroenterology 2550 University Avenue West Saint Paul, MN 55114 (612) 871-1145 National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (818) 760-7722 http://www.nccra.org

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United Ostomy Associations of America P.O. Box 318, Collingswood, NJ 08108 (856) 854-3737 http://www.uoa.org

Disclaimer: This guide was prepared as a service for GWCCS members, their families, friends and others. Information contained herein is general in nature and should be used in consultation with your health care providers and is not intended to replace specific instructions, directions or warnings given to you by your physician. Since support groups change frequently, call the contact listed before first attending any meetings.

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