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Online Cancer Resources

There are many resources available online that help cancer patients and their family research information about cancer in general as well as information about specific types of cancer.

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A computer is available in the CVMC Cancer Resource Room to provide our patients and family members with access to the intranet. We encourage you to visit the sites below to learn more about cancer.

General Cancer Resources

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

American Society of Clinical Oncology
http://www.asco.org

ASCO is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer. ASCO’s members set the standard for patient care worldwide and lead the way in carrying out clinical research aimed at improving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.  ASCO's Cancer Portals  offer thematically organized, disease-specific information including the latest information from ASCO's Virtual Meeting, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Meeting abstracts, and Educational Book manuscripts

CancerCare
www.cancercare.org

CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs—including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help—are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge.

MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.  The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
nccam.nih.gov

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
www.canceradvocacy.org  |  www.canceradvocacy.org/toolbox

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors. NCCS organizes Cancer Advocacy Now!™, a legislative advocacy network that engages constituents across the country in federal cancer-related issues. Patient education is also a priority for NCCS. We believe that access to credible and accurate patient information, such as NCCS’s award-winning Cancer Survival Toolbox® is key to demanding and receiving quality cancer care.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network
www.nccn.com

NCCN.com is the new consumer website of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network®  (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers. The goal of this website is to educate patients with cancer to engage in more informed conversations with health care providers so they can live longer and better quality lives.

National Lymphedema Network
www.lymphnet.org

The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals and the general public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.

Resource Sites for Specific Types of Cancer

BreastCancer.Org
www.breastcancer.org

Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer.  Our mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
www.komen.org

As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.