My Colorectal Cancer Consultant
My Colorectal Cancer Consultant is an online tool designed to provide patients with metastatic colorectal cancer and their caregivers with information about potential treatment options that they can discuss with their treating oncologist. In patients with metastic (stage IV) colorectal cancer, the cancer has spread to distant organs, often the liver or lungs.
Is This Tool For Me?
If you have or are caring for someone with stage IV (metastatic) colorectal cancer and would like to know more about potential treatment options, this tool is for you.
How Does It Work?
You will be guided through a series of questions requiring the patient’s extended pathology report. At the end, you will receive a personalized report that outlines the potential treatment options (including surgical, radiation and systemic therapy options) that may be appropriate for the patient based on their individual diagnosis and tumour biomarkers.
The goal is to facilitate a thoughtful discussion with your treating oncologist by providing you with more information on the potential treatment options that may be available and to encourage informed and joint decision-making between the patient, caregiver and treating oncologist.
The tool and the information provided are not intended to replace the medical advice of your treating physician. Do not make any decisions about your treatment without consulting your physician. Do not start or stop any medications on your own. Always check with your physician before changing any of your medications. Always consult your physician before trying herbal or “natural” or “alternative” remedies. Regularly consult a physician in matters pertaining to your health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.
All data is being collected and stored by CCRAN, a registered Canadian non-profit patient-led support and advocacy group. To ensure patient and caregiver privacy and confidentiality, individual responses will be anonymized and will not be identifiable. It is important to note that your information will be stored in a safe database without reference to patient name or any other identifying information. The data will be used to help CCRAN better understand the growing trends in the management of advanced colorectal cancer.
If you are unsure about the meaning of any word or term in this tool, click on the glossary of terms to learn more.