Colorectal Cancer Support Services

Living With Colon Cancer

When you come to City of Hope, you have access to a strong network of support services and staff to help you and your family along your colon cancer journey. That support includes everything from talk therapy to meditation to being paired up with a patient navigator.

Learn more about the resources listed below at our Living With Cancer or Supportive Care Medicine sites.

  • Managing pain, fatigue and nausea
  • Adjusting to new diet and lifestyle habits
  • Understanding your chemotherapy treatment
  • Your emotional, social and spiritual well-being
  • Staying healthy and active
  • Healthy cooking and eating
  • Healing arts
  • Caregiver skills
  • Dealing with family stress
  • Controlling cancer risk with exercise
  • Navigating the health care system
  • Occupational and rehabilitation services

Once treatment is complete, City of Hope’s support services include education and training from ostomy nurses who provide specialty care for patients with wounds resulting from colorectal surgery.

Stoma Care

Patients who have undergone a colostomy or ileostomy must adjust to the new normal of life with a stoma. In keeping with City of Hope’s commitment to compassion, our experts provide guidance and comprehensive follow-up care. For information and resources, visit the Division of Colorectal Surgery.

Life After Colorectal Cancer

City of Hope can continue to provide care and support services after treatment for colorectal cancer is complete:
  • Survivorship visits can include:
    • Physical examinations
    • Evaluation and management of side effects
    • Assessment to detect cancer recurrence
    • Cancer screening recommendations
    • Health recommendations and support including nutrition, exercise and quitting tobacco
    • Rehabilitation
    • Sexual health and fertility
    • Pain management
    • Supportive care and survivorship resources
For a complete listing of offerings at the Los Angeles/Duarte cancer center, in your community, Orange County, or virtually, visit our Patient and Community Events calendar or contact the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center at 626-218-2273.