Cancer

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Health Resources > Find Health Information

National Cancer Institute

  • In the NCI’s About Cancer section, users will find information about causes and prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, coping, and managing care. 
  • live chat option at the top of the home page and other options for calling and emailing questions through NCI’s cancer information service. 
  • NCI’s Spanish-language site

American Cancer Society

  • a wealth of information about all types of cancer, available in English and Spanish
  • topics include cancer A-Z, staying healthy, and treatment and support
  • also provides information about prevention, early detection, treatment, and managing side effects in 12 languages other than English including Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, and Korean
  • cancer helpline and live chat options available from the homepage

CancerCare

  • national organization dedicated to providing free professional support services to anyone diagnosed with cancer, as well as their friends, family, and caregivers
  • large library of downloadable fact sheets on different types of cancer as well as more general topics such as care giving and communicating with your health care team
  • provides access to online, telephone, and face-to-face support groups

Medical Library Association

Extensive list of cancer information websites compiled by the Cancer Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association.