What will I be asked to do

If you choose to participate, you will be asked to do the following:

  • Answer survey questions about your health habits and medical history 1-2 times per year.
  • Permit the ColoCare team to access medical records about your cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • Give blood, saliva, urine and stool samples before cancer surgery (if applicable) and 6, 12, and 24 months after surgery (or after enrollment date, if you did not have surgery).
  • Allow us to study some of the cancer and surrounding tissue the surgeon removes to treat you.

Important Notes:

  • Participating in the study will not change your medical care.
  • ColoCare will not charge you or your insurance company for any study-related activities.
  • The ColoCare team will coordinate specimen sample collection with your doctors and nurses.
  • Your participation is voluntary and confidential.
  • You can stop participating any time.