Cancer Web Sites


General Cancer Sites

  • National Cancer Institute - Cancer Topics. The NCI Cancer Topics site provides detailed information about all types of cancer. Of particular use are the Physician Data Query (PDQ) cancer information summaries. The PDQ documents come in two forms, one intended for health professionals and the other for patients and their families. These documents provide excellent overviews of the state of the art in cancer diagnosis and treatment for each type of cancer.
  • American Cancer Society (ACS). The American Cancer Society is the leading volunteer health organization focused on cancer in the USA. Call 1-800-ACS-2345 to reach the National Cancer Information Center (NCIC) 24-hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. The NCIC is a free hotline where patients and their families can get answers to their questions about cancer. The NCIC can also provide information about events and resources in the patient's local community and free copies of books and brochures about cancer.
  • Lance Armstrong Foundation. The Lance Armstrong Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable foundation founded by champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, a survivor of testicular cancer. The Lance Armstrong Foundation provides practical information and tools for people living with cancer through the Livestrong web site.
  • Cancer.Net (formerly People Living With Cancer or PLWC). The Cancer.Net site is published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Key features include detailed guides to most types of cancer and ASCO's "Find an Oncologist" database.

Cancer Publications

Financial Assistance


Chemotherapy Drugs

Side Effects

Cancer Statistics

The following are good sources of cancer incidence and mortality statistics.

Types of Cancer

Cancer Support Groups

Reducing Cancer Risks

Collections of Cancer Stories

Sites for Children Whose Parents Have Cancer


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