Cancer Patient Resource Websites

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Finding the answer to your cancer requires many different resources. If you are dealing with or diagnosed with cancer, it is important to have information to make informed choices about your treatment options. The websites listed below are valuable sources of cancer information for patients and their families, including support and advocacy groups and financial assistance programs.

INFORMATION ON THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Cancer.net
Recommendations for cancer patients

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Latest public health recommendations and guidelines

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Emergency and preparedness. For up-to-date information and recommendations for people with cancer during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation

World Health Organization (WHO)
Latest global health news and basic protective measures

HELPFUL LINKS FOR CANCER INFORMATION

American Cancer Society
Organization providing cancer information, educational programs, and community outreach, both nationally and internationally

American Medical Association “DoctorFinder”
Professional information on over 690,000 licensed physicians in the U.S. Search for doctors by name, medical specialty, and zip code

Association of American Cancer Institutes
Site includes directory of member cancer research centers, an annual report, and information on current initiatives.

Cancer.net
Patient information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology that includes cancer types, treatments, survivorship, advocacy, and resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Comprehensive information on cancer and many other health and safety topics, including a resource library and links to publications and reports. Site also offers recommendations on preventive cancer screening.

Drugs.com
Search for information on both over-the-counter and prescription drugs, including new drug approvals.

MedlinePlus
U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health site with comprehensive health education, drug information, and medical news

National Cancer Institute
Part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Comprehensive site with information on cancer types, topics, and statistics as well as clinical trial enrollment and results. Also includes Physician Data Query (PDQ) database of summaries on cancer treatments and related issues.

The National Health Information Center (NHIC)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site with health information and searchable resource database to link people to health organizations and government offices with the information they need

OncoLink
Associated with the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Offers information on types of cancers and treatments, coping resources, “Ask the cancer expert” feature, and an online library.

PDRHealth
Provides disease education, treatment options, and clinical trial information for cancer and many other topics. Also supplies comprehensive information on prescription and over-the-counter drugs as well as herbal medicines and nutritional supplements.

FINANCIAL AND LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

CancerCare
A national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer

Hill-Burton Uncompensated Services Hotline
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable.

Social Security Disability (SSDI)
A federal insurance program managed by the Social Security Administration and designed to provide income supplements to people who are physically restricted in their ability to be employed

Triage Cancer
A national, nonprofit organization that provides education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers

SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY GROUPS

CancerCare
A national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer

Imerman Angels
A cancer support community that provides personalized one-on-one connections among cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
A nonprofit advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer

MEDICAL LITERATURE AND SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS

Cancer Immunology Research
An academic journal published monthly by the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), in collaboration with the Cancer Research Institute, reporting major advances in cancer immunology that span basic investigations in host-tumor interactions to developmental therapeutics in model systems, early translational studies in patients, and clinical trials.

National Academy of Sciences
Society of distinguished scholars in scientific and engineering research, including members of the CRI Scientific Advisory Council

PubMed
U.S. National Library of Medicine Searchable catalog of medical articles. Covers medical literature from the 1950s to the present.

U.S. National Library of Medicine
Part of the National Institutes of Health. Site provides health news bulletins on different medical conditions including cancer and the history of medicine.

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If you would like to tell us about other helpful sites that we could consider for this page, please contact us at patients@cancerresearch.org.

*Immunotherapy results may vary from patient to patient.

Patient education information supported by a charitable donation from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
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