General Cancer Web Sites
American Cancer Society - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. There are separate areas of the Web site for patients, survivors, and caregivers.
Also in Spanish.
American Cancer Society: Global Facts and Figures - The American Cancer Society provides this data on cancer from around the world. This document is in PDF format and will require an Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
ASCO: Clinical Cancer Advances 2009 - Learn about the major advances in cancer treatment, prevention, and screening from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. This document is in PDF format and will require an Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Breakaway from Cancer - Breakaway from Cancer® is a national initiative to increase awareness of the important resources available to people affected by cancer from prevention to education and support to financial assistance and survivorship.
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey - The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, is dedicated to improving the prevention, detection, treatment and care of patients with cancer, through the transformation of laboratory discoveries into clinical practice.
Cancer Matters - This site provides an audio library and online journaling.
Cancer.Net - 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. Make sure you view some of their helpful videos.
Caring4Cancer - Caring4Cancer combines a virtual encyclopedia of cancer information with a collection of powerful tools that help patients take an active role in managing their disease.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The Global Cancer Atlas - The Global Cancer Atlas Online is an interactive version of The Cancer Atlas, published in 2006 by the American Cancer Society.
FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration - The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Internet Radio Show - The Cancer Support Community hosts a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. If you can't listen to to the live show, you will have access to the taped version.
HealthyNJ - HealthyNJ is a product of the University Libraries at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Inside Cancer - This is a multimedia guide to cancer biology. The use of amimation and interviews will help you learn how cancer develops, its causes and prevention, and diagnosis and treatment.
Macmillan Cancer Support - This UK based organization helps with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. Here you will find information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
MayoClinic: Cancer - This site provides access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic.
MedlinePlus - 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.
MPR: Patient Advisor - This site offers videos and provides information on drugs and a number of conditions.
National Cancer Institute: Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer - This portal offers links to resources for questions about cancer, its treatment, clinical trials, and issues that may be faced after treatment.
Navigating Cancer - At Navigating Cancer, patients can create and manage a secure patient health record, keep a daily record of their well being and side effects, and create summary reports that can be shared with their healthcare team. Navigating Cancer also provides a forum for patients to connect with other cancer patients and information on different cancer types.
OncoLink - OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information.
State Cancer Profiles - This government site provides quick and easy access to descriptive cancer statistics.
Siteman Cancer Center: Your Disease Risk - This interactive tool estimates your risk of cancer and provides personalized tips for prevention. Simply choose a cancer type from the menu and answer some questions to find out your risk.
The Cancer Journey - The Cancer Journey was created for patients and caregivers through the expertise and resources of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS).