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.
A program in the U. S. Food and Drug Administration that brings the patient advocate's perspective into the review of new drugs to treat cancer, and provides information about cancer clinical trials and/or cancer drug development.
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.
Listings, search tools and links to current clinical research trials.
Physician-oriented access to current and recent literature and research.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/hm_lls 1-800- 955-4572
Information on the disease and treatment, as well a links to resources for both patients and families.
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.
Comprehensive, well organized source of cancer information for patients and health professionals, offered through the University of Pennsylvania.