A cancer diagnosis can be a frightening and stressful time for both the patient and the family. The more you know about the diagnosis, treatment, side effects and coping strategies, the better you can deal with the disease. Following are some resources to help you:
- American Cancer Society (ACS) - Information on early detection, treatment, prevention, as well as a variety of services available to cancer patients and their families
- Cancer Care Inc. - Information on support and educational programs for cancer patients and family members
- Cancer News on the Net - Original articles on many types of cancers, as well as links to sites that contain patient information
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Information on CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, and its work with national cancer organizations, state health agencies, and other key groups to develop, implement and promote effective strategies for preventing and controlling cancer. Includes links to programs and types of cancer
- CenterWatch - Listings, search tools and links to current clinical research trials
- MedScape - Health and medicine news service primarily targeted to medical professionals
- National Cancer Institute (NCI) - Extensive oncology resource including access to complete guidelines, cancer literature, and NCI-sponsored clinical research projects
- National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship - Resources for patient education including the Cancer Survival Toolbox
- National Library of Medicine (NLM) - Free search engine of the holdings of NLM. Search can produce abstracts
- The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) - Education and guidance for lymphedema patients, health care professional and the general public on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema
- Office of Minority Health - Information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on subjects that affect the health of minority populations, including cancer
- OncoLink - Comprehensive, well-organized source of cancer information for patients and health professionals, offered through the University of Pennsylvania
- The Anticancer Fund - Is a non-profit foundation providing research-based information on cancer therapies and selectively funding the development of promising therapies.
- The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Information on the disease and treatment as well links to resources for both patients and families
- The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer.