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Ostomy - Colostomy, Ileostomy, Urostomy

American Cancer Society: Living With an Ostomy - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Get practical tips for managing a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy here.

Cancer.Net: How to Live With An Ostomy Bag - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions. 

MedlinePlus: Ostomy - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

United Ostomy Associations of American, Inc. (UOAA) - UOAA promotes quality of life for people with ostomies and continent diversions through information, support, advocacy and collaboration.

For links to specific information, click on a topic from the list below.

Colostomy

American Cancer Society: Colostomy Guide - Learn about types of colostomies, pouching sytems and care.

Cancer.Net: Colostomy - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions. 

Resource and Learning Center:  Colon and Rectal Cancer - A wealth of information on colorectal cancer can be located from this site.

UOAA: Colostomy Guide - This comprehensive guide is in PDF format.
 

Ileostomy

American Cancer Society: Ileostomy Guide - Learn about types of ileostomies, pouching sytems and care.

Cancer.Net: Ileostomy - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions. 

UOAA: Ileostomy Guide - This comprehensive guide is in PDF format.
 

Urostomy

American Cancer Society: Urostomy Guide - Learn about types of urostomies, pouching sytems and care.

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network - This is the first national advocacy organization dedicated to improving public awareness of bladder cancer, and increasing research directed towards the diagnosis, treatment and cure of the disease.

Cancer.Net: Urostomy - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions. 

Resource and Learning Center: Bladder Cancer - A wealth of information on bladder cancer can be located from this site.

UOAA: Urostomy Guide - This comprehensive guide is in PDF format.
 

Interactive Tutorials / Videos

American College of Surgeons: Ostomy Skills Education, Welcome - This is the first of a collection of short videos about colostomy/ileostomy with additional videos below. Your doctor may ask you to view these.

American College of Surgeons: Ostomy Skills Education, Welcome - This is the first of a collection of short videos about urostomy with additional videos below.
Your doctor may ask you to view these.

MedlinePlus: Colostomy Slide Show - Here is a brief slide show about colostomy.

 

February 2021