My Foods for Life will provide an overview of lifestyle recommendations to help reduce your risk of cancer and to follow after a cancer diagnosis (if you can). These recommendations are largely based around the American Institute for Cancer Research’s (AICR) up-to-date guidelines surrounding nutrition and cancer. We will go into detail regarding foods to include more of in your diet and some to eat less of to help reduce risk of cancer and many other chronic diseases. We will feature a nutrition and colorectal cancer spotlight, which will highlight some nutrition-related findings specific to colorectal cancer from the AICR. You will also find helpful recipes from the AICR and tips to help you achieve these recommendations.
My Foods for Life after a diagnosis is part two of our My Foods for Life program. This section goes more into detail on nutrition specifically during cancer treatment. You will find information on goals of nutrition during cancer treatment and common nutrition-related side effects of treatment as well as strategies to help manage these.
Over half (56%) of colorectal cancer cases are expected to occur in Canadians who fall within the age covered by screening guidelines (50-74 years). Approximately 7% of colorectal cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in people younger than 50 years of age. But the rates are rising in the younger population!
My Colorectal Cancer Consultant is an online tool designed by CCRAN to provide patients with advanced colorectal cancer with information about potential treatment options that they can discuss with their treating oncologist. Patients will be guided through a series of questions requiring their pathology report. At the end, they will receive a personalized report that outlines the potential treatment options that may be appropriate for them based on their individual diagnosis.
The goal is to help patients have a thoughtful discussion with their treating oncologist by providing them with more evidence-based information on the potential treatment options that may be available for them and to encourage informed and joint decision-making between the patient and their treating oncologist.
CCRAN’s trained and certified patient and family Colorectal Cancer Coaches guide you through your screening, treatment, or survivorship journey, all to help you cope more effectively and assist you in making informed decisions regarding your disease. Colorectal Cancer Coaches know how the medical system works since many have been through the same process and treatments themselves. We are there for you.
Our Colorectal Cancer Coaches provide one-on-one information and support. We guide you on the following topics:
One of the many benefits of CCRAN’s Colorectal Cancer Coach Program is the opportunity to access a Coach who expertise lies in an area which you may find important and is of relevance to your journey. For example, here are just some of the many Colorectal Cancer Coaches CCRAN will make available to you throughout your journey:
Getting screened for colorectal cancer or being newly diagnosed can be overwhelming. Our colorectal cancer coaches will help you make sense of your options and will follow up with you on your next steps.
Highly trained colorectal cancer coaches will also help you navigate the health care system when it comes to treatments. They an also assist you when it comes specific topics across the continuum of colorectal cancer care because they have lived the experience and received special training and certification. Overall, a colorectal cancer coach can help you manage your care.
You can reach My Colorectal Cancer Coach by calling our toll-free information line at:
We welcome the opportunity to journey with you.