Colores, the Finnish Colorectal Cancer Association, was founded in the spring of 2007. Colores is targeting to support patients and their loved ones as well as to offer information about the subject. We have nearly 20 000 colorectal cancer patients in our country and 3000 new cases are diagnosed every year. The number of patients is expected to increase in the years to come. As a result of new progressive treatment methods, a large proportion of colorectal cancer patients recover. When the disorder turns chronic, patients and their relations experience an increased need for support.
On a national level, Colores is cooperating with other healthcare organisations. In order to fulfill its targets, the association maintains information, offers training, arranges various events and further follows up and promotes colorectal cancer-related preventive work, research and topical updates. Colores is also taking initiatives to improve the situation of colorectal cancer patients, to increase the amount of information available and delivers statements. In addition to patient members, the Board of Directors of Colores comprises the leading cancer care specialists in our country.