Cancer Links

Links to Reputable, Helpful Cancer Information Resources

The Internet can be a valuable tool to assist with cancer information needs; however, you should be selective in choosing websites. The following sites may be helpful to cancer patients.

Because it is important to evaluate medical information carefully, it is recommended that individuals read the National Cancer Institute’s guidelines for evaluating online sources of health information.


The following are websites known to be reputable and helpful.

Cancer.gov

National Cancer Institute.  Extensive patient-oriented information on cancer, including peer-reviewed summaries on treatment, screening, prevention and supportive care.  Features a searchable database of clinical trials, with in-depth information on finding and understanding clinical trials.

Cancer.org

American Cancer Society.  Comprehensive information on cancer.  Particular areas of interest include a searchable database of local support services and a “Cancer Survivors Network” community

Cancercare.org

A not-for-profit organization providing support services for cancer patients and caregivers.  Offers useful information on coping with cancer, its treatment, and effects.  Provides practical advice on managing insurance and financial issues.

MayoClinic.com

Lists diseases and conditions by A-Z.

Komen.org

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Excellent source for breast cancer information. Komen is a non-profit organization who mission is to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment.

KidsKonnected.org

Education and support for kids who have a parent with cancer.

Marrow.org

National Marrow Donor Program. Includes information on how to be a donor.

Ohioinsurance.gov

Ohio Department of Insurance. Provides guidance and answers to frequently asked insurance questions.

Rtanswers.org

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO). Site called “RT Answers,” which provides answers to radiation treatment questions.

CancerTrialsHelp.org

The Voice for Cancer Clinical Trials.  

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