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Rectal Cancer Support Groups and Counseling

Being diagnosed with cancer is a physically and emotionally trying experience. Many avenues of support exist within the local community and beyond, both for people diagnosed with cancer and for their family and friends. The American Cancer Society provides information on local support groups. In addition, social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, and clergy can also be helpful in providing information and companionship through the difficult times caused by a cancer diagnosis.

For More Information on Rectal Cancer

American Cancer Society
(800) ACS-2345 (227-2345)

National Cancer Institute
NCI Public Inquiries Office
6116 Executive Boulevard, Room 3036A
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
(800) 4-Cancer (422-6237)

People Living with Cancer
American Society of Clinical Oncology
1900 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314

Web Links

American Cancer Society, All About Colon and Rectum Cancer

U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Colon and Rectal Cancer

U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Clinical Trials


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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2015

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