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Cancer Websites 

The National Cancer Institute Government's principal agency for cancer research and training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer; rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms

American Cancer Society Nationwide, community-based 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.

Association of Cancer Online Resources Internet-based public charity dedicated to improving the quality of care provided to cancer patients, as well as the quality of life of patients, survivors, and their caregivers.

Oncolink Collection of Internet resources about the prevention and treatment of cancer, maintained by the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center. Includes news, book reviews, disease, and patient support links.

Women's Cancer Network Official Web site of the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation dedicated to informing women around the world about gynecologic cancers.

Patient Care Websites 

What Causes Cancer?  34 Cancer Risk Calculators

Cancer Prevention Recommendations

Questions to ask your doctor about your treatment

Caring for the patient with cancer at home: A guide for patients and families

Medicare Hospice and Respite Coverage for Cancer Patients

Nearing the End of Life


General Health Websites

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A-Z Index to help one quickly find specific information about diseases. Web site written and reviewed by physicians that includes a Search by Symptom tool.

Healthfinder® Quick Guide to Healthy Living and other resources to help you and those you care about stay healthy.

MayoClinic Information about diseases and conditions, symptoms, drugs and supplements, tests and procedures, and tips for living a healthy lifestyle.  Editors of the site include more than 2,000 physicians, scientists, writers, and educators at the Mayo Clinic.

Medfusion Online patient-provider communication solutions that enable healthcare providers to offer superior service to their patients while improving office efficiency and generating revenue.

MedlinePlus® Service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. A list of "Health Topics" -- 800 specific diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Includes physician and hospital directories, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

Cancer Associations, Societies and Research

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Information and resources useful for fighting blood cancers.

American Cancer Society Treatment Decision Tools Make an informed decision about treatment. Using these tools, access the detailed analysis of your specific condition, uncover a statistical breakdown of treatment types, and pinpoint the exact topics you should discuss with your doctor.

American Association for Cancer Research Supports advances in the knowledge of causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer.

World Health Organization Cancer pages highlight strategies for the prevention and treatment of cancer.

World Health Organization's Fact Sheet on Cancer

National Cancer Institute U.S. Government agency responsible for conducting and supporting research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Free guidelines for professionals and many pages of quality information for patients with all types of cancers.

The Institute of Cancer Research One of the world’s foremost independent cancer research organizations, based in the United Kingdom.

International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer Society of medical professionals committed to investigating, developing, and utilizing biologicals and biological therapy for the treatment of malignant disease.

National Cancer Institute of Canada Longest standing Canadian research organization devoted to advancing cancer control.

Cancer Medicine, 6th Edition Textbook.

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