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.
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.
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
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.
Lists diseases and conditions by A-Z.
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.
Education and support for kids who have a parent with cancer.
National Marrow Donor Program. Includes information on how to be a donor.
Ohio Department of Insurance. Provides guidance and answers to frequently asked insurance questions.
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO). Site called “RT Answers,” which provides answers to radiation treatment questions.
The Voice for Cancer Clinical Trials.