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.
The following are good sources of cancer incidence and mortality statistics.
Types of Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Colon and Rectal cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Melanoma and Skin Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Renal/Kidney Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
- Pediatric Cancer
Cancer Support Groups
Reducing Cancer Risks
Collections of Cancer Stories
Sites for Children Whose Parents Have Cancer
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