We have curated resources to connect you to education, support, and action opportunities along your colorectal cancer journey.

Financial Support for Fertility Treatment, Adoption, and Surrogacy


The Worth the Wait Foundation is a non profit dedicated to providing financial support for young adult cancer survivors who are interested in starting a family. By providing grants for fertility treatments, adoption, and surrogacy, Worth the Wait has helped many survivors with their family planning goals.

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Find an IVF Clinic


The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) is an organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of IVF. Wherever you are in your family-building journey, SART can help you find a clinic and guide you through the IVF process.

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Financial Support for Fertility Preservation

ReproTech has been a trusted leader in long-term cryostorage for over 30 years. With a track record of working with IVF centers and oncologists, ReproTech can help you with your fertility preservation needs, including embryo, sperm, egg, ovarian tissue, and testicular tissue storage. If you are in need of fertility preservation services, ReproTech's resource page offers a variety of financial assistance programs that can help you in your family building journey.

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Young Adults with Cancer Program at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center


The Young Adults with Cancer Program at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center supports young adults through their cancer journey helping to address the impacts of cancer on patients and survivors. Aiding with fertility struggles, loneliness, parenting, financial stress, and more, the VICC Young Adults with Cancer program provides a comprehensive team of physicians and other experts to help you find tailored resources for your journey.

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Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital


The Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital offers support for cancer patients between the ages of 15 and 29. As a partnership between the Vanderbilt Department of Pediatrics and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program provides access to pediatric and adult subspecialists, pediatric and adult clinical trials, fertility and psychosocial resources, financial counseling, and post-treatment aid.

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Join an Online Community


Colontown is a vibrant online community where you can connect with other patients and caregivers affected by colorectal cancer. They can help you find groups based on cancer stage, cancer location, age, gender, and more. Colontown also provides valuable learning opportunities, ranging from conversations with physicians to patient-and-caregiver-curated resources.

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Share Your Story


Elephants and Tea is the only magazine written by and for the adolescent and young adults (AYA) with cancer community. Whether you are interested in reading stories of patients and caregivers, contributing your own stories, or participating in regularly-scheduled programs and events, Elephants and Tea can help you find common ground with others in the AYA community.

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Fight Colorectal Cancer


Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) is the leading colorectal cancer advocacy organization in the United States. With a vast amount of informational resources across CRC statistics, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and more, Fight CRC has something for everyone, including tools to help you find providers and find clinical research trials.

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Gilda's Club of Middle Tennessee


Gilda's Club of Middle Tennessee offers free in-person and virtual cancer support, educational resources, and workshops. Located in downtown Nashville, they offer hundreds of free activities every month, along with access to various weekly support and networking groups.

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First Descents


First Descents organizes free outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer. With established trip destinations across the country ranging from Moab, Utah to Outer Banks, North Carolina, First Descents brings young adults affected by cancer together for weeklong excursions in rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, and surfing.

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United Colors of Cancer


United Colors of Cancer is dedicated to advancing outcomes for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) cancer survivors. United Colors of Cancer has the resources to help you connect with other BIPOC cancer survivors, share your story, and learn more about the experiences of BIPOC cancer patients, doctors, and caregivers.

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The information about providers and services contained on this website is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the PREFACE Study or Vanderbilt University Medical Center/Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.