||General Cancer Information
Information For Patients
Cancer patients are frequently frightened and in need of information from the basic to the highly detailed. Finding the best, informative and trusted information among the 15,000 plus health related Web sites is a daunting task. In response, the US government has set up the Cancer Information Service which combines the best information for patients from the National Cancer Institutes various information resources.
The Web sites listed below provide general information about various types
of cancer, the different methods of treatment, and resources to assist
in locating additional information.
The National Cancer Institute is
the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.
The Web site contains information about cancer research and treatment,
upcoming events at NCI, and links to cancer information resources.
National Cancer Institute publications and materials may now be ordered or
viewed online at the Publications Locator Web site. Instructions and helpful
Frequently Asked Questions for how to use this site are available.
The National Cancer Institute's Cancer
Facts are a collection of fact sheets that address a variety of cancer
The National Cancer Institute's What
You Need to Know About™. . . publication series provides information
on many types of cancer. Each publication includes information about symptoms,
diagnosis, treatment, emotional issues, and questions to ask your doctor.
The National Cancer Institute's CancerNet™
Web site provides cancer information for the public, health professionals,
and basic researchers. CancerNet contains information from PDQ®, NCI's
comprehensive cancer database, including summaries on cancer treatment,
screening, prevention, and supportive care, and information on ongoing
clinical trials. Other information found on this site includes CANCERLIT®,
NCI's bibliographic database; useful
links to other Web sites; links to National Cancer Institute resources in Spanish; and other NCI information.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Cancer
Liaison Program works closely with cancer patients and cancer patient
advocacy programs to provide them with information about FDA drug approval
process, cancer clinical trials, and access to investigational therapies.
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