Where to Find Help
General Cancer Resources
The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center's online resource for cancer patients and their families.
National Cancer Institute
The latest information from the U.S. government's National Institutes of Health. Access in-depth fact sheets on specific types of cancer, search for clinical trials and subscribe to a weekly e-newsletter "NCI Cancer Bulletin".
American Cancer Society
National organization providing information for patients, survivors, health information seekers and health professionals. Search for local resources.
of the National Library of Medicine
Search extensive materials on hundreds of specific cancer and health topics from the world's largest medical library. Updated daily.
Provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones and the bereaved.
Oncology Nursing Society
National organization supporting oncology nurses provides in-depth information on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, specific types of cancer and survivorship.
An online newsletter from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Food and Nutrition Resources
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center
Information on U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the food guide pyramid. "Consumer Corner" includes frequently asked questions.
Herbs and Botanical Information
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Presents evidence-based information on herbs, botanicals, vitamins and other supplements. Search for in-depth fact sheets, including research evidence and possible side effects.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
National association of nutrition professionals offers a Food & Nutrition Information section full of useful information. Search for a nutrition professional in your area.
Practical information on healthy eating, dietary supplements, fitness and how to keep food safe. Compiled and maintained by the combined efforts of U.S. federal government agencies.
Fruits & Veggies: More Matters
Produce for Better Health Foundation
Promotes the importance of eating five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Includes recipes, information on current research and a guide to making your diet more colorful.
Caring 4 Cancer
Free information on nutrition-related side effects of cancer treatment, recipes and clinical trials. Additional information available by subscription.
Looking for a Support Group?
Are you a patient or survivor looking for help? See our list of cancer support groups.
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Cancer Information: Where to Find Help
The medical and research communities now know a great deal about cancer, and much of that knowledge can benefit you directly. You can learn how to reduce your risk of cancer and how to detect it early enough to improve your chances of a successful recovery. If you have cancer, you can learn more about your treatment options and how to live well as a cancer patient and survivor.
Published on June 11, 2012