Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Resources · The Gypsy Nurse

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By The Gypsy Nurse Staff

March 7, 2013



Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Resources and Information

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. In support, The Gypsy Nurse has put together some resources with information. Below you will find this list of Colon/Colorectal Cancer Resources.

According to

Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for the number of colorectal cancer cases in the United States for 2020 are:

  • 104,610 new cases of colon cancer
  • 43,340 new cases of rectal cancer

They also state that “In the United States, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and in women, and the second most common cause of cancer deaths when men and women are combined. It’s expected to cause about 53,200 deaths during 2020.”

This is not an all-inclusive listing; just a little something to help you get started.

Resources and Organizations:


Colon Cancer Prevention Project

Fight Colorectal Cancer

Awareness Forums:


Cancer Survivors Network

Health Boards


Chris 4 Life

Adventures in Colon Cancer

The Stolen Colon

What’s Up Your Butt?

If there are other resources that you use or know about and would like to recommend, please list them in the comments!

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