American Cancer Society
Medical information, treatment decision tools, news updates, and support resources are available here. Also read about survivors’ experiences, finding hope, and inspiring others. Información en español sobre el cáncer.
Canadian Cancer Society – English or French
A national, community-based organization of volunteers, whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. A comprehensive source for cancer information. Includes the Canadian Cancer Encylopedia.
Find information about cancer and specific types of cancer, treatments, and living with cancer.
Cancer Care Homepage
A national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information and referral and direct financial assistance. Free telephone counseling, fact sheets, e.g. “How to talk with your child about cancer.” Video and teleconferences may be accessed free.
Cancer.gov: a Service of the National Cancer Institute
Includes information on types of cancer, treatment options, screening, prevention and patient support. Also provides links to PDQ (Physician Data Query – NCI database) and clinical trials.
Use this site to learn more about cancer and about specific types of cancer, diagnosis, treatment, and coping. Also contains a medical illustrations gallery, medical dictionary resources, and links to financial resources.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) comprehensive listing of current information about clinical research studies. Contains a useful section explaining what clinical trials are and how they work.
Eating Hints for Cancer Patients: Before, During & After Treatment
Put out by the National Cancer Institute. Full of practical suggestions to maintain nutrition.
- Foods That Fight Cancer
Put out by the American Institute of Cancer Research. A list of foods that may be helpful in preventing cancer.
- OncoLink: A University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Resource
Well-respected site. Covers types of cancers, treatment options and coping techniques plus financial issues for cancer patients, global resources and support groups.
- New American Plate
With the New American Plate, it’s easier than ever to create meals that lower your risk for cancer and other chronic diseases while helping to manage your weight. An educational program from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).
- Understanding Cancer
A slide show by the National Cancer Insitute that discusses and illustrates what cancer is. Press the “Next” button in the upper left of the screen to advance to the next slide.
Contains information on drugs used in bone marrow transplant, links to helpful services, and transplant centers.
Provides detailed information on chemotherapy drugs and managing side effects.
- Complementary/Integrative Medicine Education Resources
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center provides patients and physicians with information on complementary and alternative medicine therapies from reputable sources.
- MedlinePlus Drugs and Supplements
Provides information on prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Also provides a link to information on herbs and supplements.
- Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The National Cancer Institute Provides information on a variety of complementary and alternative therapies.
- National Marrow Donor Program
Provides donor, patient, caregiver, and financial resources.
Contains a section on radiation therapy.
- RT Answers
Contains treatment information and resources for patients receiving radiation therapy.
American Cancer Society – Region VIII – Glen Allen Office
Type in your zip code for the location of the nearest office. ACS provides cancer education and services.
- VCU Massey Cancer Center
A National Cancer Institute-designated center in Richmond
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MedlinePlus Health Topic: Cancer – English or Espanol
An expansive list of reviewed topical Web sites from the National Library of Medicine that include interactive health tutorials, medical dictionaries, low-literacy resources, news and directories.