Medical Links

The American College of Surgeons
See section on public information for important topics including (1) patient choice of surgeon; (2) who should perform surgery; (3) second opinions; (4) informed consent and (5) cost of surgery.

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
This site explains the role of the colon and rectal surgeon and has information concerning the surgical management of diseases of the colon and rectum. This site includes links for Colorectal Screening and common Colorectal Diseases and Procedures.

www.LSACCA.org
This is a web site describing one person's battle with colon cancer which also has very good information concerning the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and prevention of colorectal cancer.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
See the section on Colon and Rectal Surgery for important information concerning colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

American Cancer Society
A good source of information concerning general cancer topics - research, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
Also a good source of general information concerning cancer and treatment.

Cancer Support Community 
A global network offering quality cancer support to millions of people touched by cancer, available online and at community-based centers and hospitals.

Facts about the J-Pouch Procedure 
Helpful information concerning the procedure and life with the J-pouch.

United Ostomy Association
Provides a listing of ostomy societies including the Huntsville Chapter. Provides sources of help and support for patients with ostomies.