Many of us have faced a diagnosis of colorectal cancer, and/or have lost family members and friends to this disease. Despite significant research and treatment advances, more must be accomplished to eradicate this disease. Colon cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death. Please encourage friends and colleagues to learn about their family medical histories and CRC’s potential warning signs, and to disclose symptoms and evaluate risk factors with their health providers. Emphasize the importance of follow through with recommended screenings; SCREENING is essential for prevention and early detection. Below is a sample of fund-raising and educational initiatives.
1 (212) 639.2000
SELECTED MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER SUPPORT & EDUCATION RESOURCES
MSKCC offers a variety of seminars, support group meetings, workshops and other programs focusing on living beyond cancer. Selected offerings may be found within the “Events” and “Resource” sections of this website. To view other offerings, visit: https://www.mskcc.org/experience/living-beyond-cancer/upcoming-programs. Please note that the requirements for participation vary; some programs are open to non-MSKCC patients, others are not.
Bladder Cancer Support (In-Person)
This program is for people who have been treated for cancer. No observers, please, without prior approval. With Jennifer Przygoda, LCSW, Mallory Bowker,RN, Vashti Livingston, CWOCN
Location: MSKCC Rockefeller Research Laboratories, 430 East 67th St. Oct: RRL 102, Nov: RRL 117; Dec: RRL B20
You must register to attend this program. To register & for more information, call 646-888-8106 or e-mail RLAC@mskcc.org
Bladder Cancer Support (Online)
This live online support and education group is for individuals undergoing treatment for bladder cancer. The group is open to MSK and non-MSK patients.
Registration is required. To register/learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ostomy Group: Colorectal Patients (Online)
This live online support & education group is for people undergoing treatment for colorectal cancer with an ostomy. The group is held every other month on the third Thursday of the month. Open to everyone.
Registration is required. To register/learn more, please contact email@example.com
Colorectal Cancer Support Group: (In-Person)
Support & discussion group for men and women who have completed treatment for colorectal cancer. Topics include diet & nutrition, adjusting to physical changes and managing anxiety. Program for people who have had cancer. No observers without prior approval.
MSKCC Rockefeller Outpatient Pavilion
160 East 53rd Street (At Third Avenue)
11th Floor Conference Room
Registration is required. To register/learn more, call 646-888-8106 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NYU Langone Cancer Awareness (online registration)
1 (800) 826.0826
1 (212) 679.1570
Brooklyn/Staten Island Ostomy Support Group Maimonides Medical Center / 1 (718) 283.7954
4802 Tenth Ave. (Bet. 48th & 49th Sts)
Administration Bldg., 2nd Fl. Rm. 2C
Brooklyn, NY 11219