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colorectal cancer

A diagnosis of colorectal cancer can be overwhelming. We’re here to guide you with a “SEA” of services: Support, Education, and Advocacy.

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Cancer Consultant

Complete our questionnaire today and receive a personalized report about your potential treatment options.

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Building awareness and saving lives one event at a time.

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Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Understand expert-reviewed treatment-induced side effects - including causes, symptoms, and potential remedies.

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Cancer Coach

Our colorectal cancer coaches will help you make sense of your options

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Feel Supported

Find hope through colorectal cancer information and support groups.

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Get Educated

Learn about colorectal cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more.

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Seek Advocacy

Help raise awareness about colorectal cancer. Find out how you can take action today.

Len E.

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I reached out to several organizations, and it is the advocacy and action that stood out with CCRAN – more than just offering a list of resources or courses.
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Jessica Dasler

STAGE IV PATIENT

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I have plans in the works for treatment after discovering my cancer is also in my spine and rib (but still limited). I feel less overwhelmed knowing I can call, text or email Filomena anytime when another issue arises.
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Jessica Dasler

STAGE IV PATIENT

Manal Ghamlouche

STAGE III SURVIVOR

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I remember being referred to Filomena’s group -she was amazing, accommodating and from the beginning made me feel so comfortable. Going to support groups and getting reassurance and advice was invaluable and helped me understand my disease.
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Manal Ghamlouche

STAGE III SURVIVOR

Meagan Lockhart

Stage IV Patient

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Filomena helped me navigate my care, speaking with a thoracic surgeon, giving me questions to ask, information on upcoming trials, and the knowledge on how to navigate the next steps in this journey.
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Meagan Lockhart

Stage IV Patient

Dan Wadsworth

Stage IV Patient

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I was very fortunate to be referred to Filomena and the team at CCRAN. After that very first discussion with Filomena, I felt something that had been very elusive to me – hope in this journey and a path/plan forward.
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Dan Wadsworth

Stage IV Patient

Armina Ligaya

Stage III Survivor

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I made it through the ordeal, somehow, thanks to my amazing, resourceful and dedicated husband Dave, my parents and mother-in-law, the support of family and friends who knew what I was going through, the stellar doctors and nurses at Sunnybrook Hospital, CCRAN and countless others.
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Armina Ligaya

Stage III Survivor

Christina Halladay

Caregiver

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I wish that I had found them 3 years ago because that moment, that day when I reached out to Colorectal Cancer Resource & Action Network (CCRAN), our life changed, our fight changed, and our outcome changed.
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Christina Halladay

Caregiver

Philipp Heusel

Stage IV Patient

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I contacted CCRAN hoping that they would review my list of questions. I got much, much more than that! Filomena contacted me within an hour after I left a voicemail for them. I got great advice in a very uplifting conversation that we had. And Filomena offered to call into the meeting at Sunnybrook. All this on very short notice! Communication with Filomena went on into the evening hours, providing me with all the information I needed.
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Philipp Heusel

Stage IV Patient

Robin McGee

Stage IV Survivor

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I underwent a very harsh chemotherapy followed by a huge surgery. Sadly, the surgeon said that the disease had progressed to an inoperable area deep in my pelvic sidewall. He told me that although they were able to cut out all visible disease, I was certain to recur again. I called Filomena at CCRAN. She had been my support lifeline ever since my original diagnosis in 2010. She encouraged me to get Next Generation Testing done, to really know my biomarkers... When all hope was gone, precision medicine saved my bacon.
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Robin McGee

Stage IV Survivor

Gus Valdez

Caregiver

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The amazing PATIENT ADVOCACY provided by CCRAN is what sets this organization apart from all others. I have never witnessed so much passion and dedication. Both Ana and I are grateful to be under CCRAN’s wing.
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Gus Valdez

Caregiver

Joyce Young

Stage IV Thriver

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Filomena is amazing and I really appreciate the monthly support group meetings and CCRAN’s educational programs as well as their sharing of the latest research. Filomena was there when I needed help, making sense of my blood test results, my biomarker testing and my genetic testing. She helped me contact the specialist I needed and she introduced me to CCRAN’s dietitian, Felicia Newell, when I was struggling with the effects of chemo on my ability to eat.
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Joyce Young

Stage IV Thriver

Ana Bettencourt

Stage IV Patient

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With the support of family, friends, CCRAN and my medical team, my journey would be fought with passion, knowledgeable action and research.
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Ana Bettencourt

Stage IV Patient

Hayley Painter

STAGE IV SURVIVOR

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The need to arm myself with current medical literature on the disease further empowered me to have thoughtful and informed conversations with my care providers.
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Hayley Painter

STAGE IV SURVIVOR

Steve Slack

STAGE IV PATIENT

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Having navigated that first year on my own without the incredible support offered by CCRAN, I can say unequivocally that my life would have been much easier had I known about CCRAN and reached out for support right from the get-go! Every new colorectal cancer patient should join CCRAN.
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Steve Slack

STAGE IV PATIENT

Rob Letson

Stage IV Cancer “Thriver”

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Fortunately, today, I have a wonderful oncologist and because of her efforts, and knowing that Filomena and CCRAN are there now - it gives me hope that maybe, just maybe - there may come a day where there is no evidence of disease.
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Rob Letson

Stage IV Cancer “Thriver”

Jason Abramovitch

STAGE IV PATIENT

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Through some incredible friends I’ve made over my journey, I was provided information about CCRAN and reached out immediately. I was contacted by Filomena and Cassandra that same day and quickly had an appointment set up for the following day. This meeting was such a huge relief as I was provided with clear and accurate information that I was able to understand that helped me have a better understanding of my situation. Importantly, this gave me confidence, hope, and some direction in a very emotional and difficult few days upon navigating this news.
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Jason Abramovitch

STAGE IV PATIENT

Mike Schiller

A 4 Minute Must Read

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Through all of this I was introduced to CCRAN – Colorectal Cancer Resource & Action Network, led by Filomena Servidio. To say she is amazing is an understatement. Along with my formal healthcare team, she was able to put my situation into simpler terms. She was also able to give additional guidance and direction and has an amazing patient advisory council to lean on. She was available to me 24/7 and Sunday morning chats were not out of the ordinary.
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Mike Schiller

A 4 Minute Must Read

Tim Hoskin

A Story of Hope

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CCRAN has been instrumental in connecting me with my mentor Steve, and we have become fast friends with so much shared background and circumstance. In addition, the support groups offer insights and support of other patients and survivors. CCRAN has helped navigate an often-confusing medical system by shedding light on options and arming patients with questions to ask medical teams.
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Tim Hoskin

A Story of Hope

Silvia

Stage IV Patient

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I am blessed and extremely grateful to Filomena and CCRAN for their support. This organization focuses on patient group meetings, education sessions and monthly research articles which has given me knowledge and confidence to advocate for myself and take an active role in my treatments.
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Silvia

Stage IV Patient

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My Colorectal Cancer Consultant

Our online tool provides metastatic colorectal cancer patients with information about potential treatment options that they can discuss with their treating oncologist.

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My Early Age Onset CRC Hub

Resources and information for the growing number of young colorectal cancer patients seeking support, education, and advocacy.

Research and Treatment Updates

Find the latest colorectal cancer treatment and research updates.

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Each month CCRAN’s team of experts compile an extensive (and free) list of research, treatment, and clinical trial updates to help you on your journey.

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