Resources for Colon & Rectal Diseases

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System

This following listing is provided for your reference. The information provided by these organizations is not necessarily endorsed by North Shore University Hospital Center for Colon & Rectal Diseases.

Colorectal Cancer and Digestive Diseases Websites:

Cleveland Clinic Health System – colorectal cancer

Patient Information Documents on Digestive Diseases


American College of Gastroenterology
4900 B South 31st Street
Arlington, VA 22206
Phone: 703-820-7400
Fax: 703-931-4520
Home page:

American Gastroenterological Association
7910 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-654-2055
fax: 301-654-3890
Home page:

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)
85 W. Algonquin Road, Suite 550
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005
Phone: (847) 290-9184

The Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (ACG-ICC)

Hereditary Colon Cancer Association (HCCA)
3601 N. 4th Avenue, Ste 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
800/264-6783 fax 605/336-6699

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
P.O. Box 17864
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Phone: 414-964-1799/1-888-964-2001
Fax: 414-964-7176

International Ostomy Association

Directory of digestive disease organizations for patients:

National Association for Continence
P.O. Box 8310
2650 E. Main St.
Spartanburg, SC 29305
Phone: (864) 579-7900 or (800) 252-3337
Fax: (864) 579-7902
Home page:

United Ostomy Association
19772 MacArthur Blvd.-Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-660-8624/1-800-826-0826
Fax: 949-660-9262
Home page:

Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society
1550 S. Coast Highway, Suite 201
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (888) 224- WOCN
Fax: (949) 376-3456


American Gastroenterological Association
7910 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-654-2055
Fax: 301-654-5920

General Cancer Resources

American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
1-800-227-2345 or (404) 320-3333

Cancer Answers
5575 Baltimore Drive, Suite 105-221
La Mesa, CA 91942
Fax: (619) 287-6528

Gastrointestinal References

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self-Help Group

National Agencies and Associations

American Cancer Society
Phone: (800) ACS-2345

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
386 Park Ave. South, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone (800) 932-2423

Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation
70 E. Lake St., Suite 1015
Chicago, IL 60601-5900
Phone: (312) 332-1350

National Cancer Institute
NCI Public Inquiries Office, Suite 3036A
6116 Executive Blvd., MSC 8322
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
Phone: (800) 4-CANCER

Reach Out for Youth with Ileitis and Colitis, Inc.
84 Northgate Circle
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: (631) 293-3102

This information is provided by The Center for Colon & Rectal Diseases and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition. For additional health information, please contact The Center for Colon & Rectal Diseases at (516) 730-2100.