American Cancer Society

General, easy-to-read information on many types of cancer and cancer-related topics.

Click on Learn About Cancer and Select a Cancer Type from the dropdown list to find information about your type of cancer. For each type of cancer, the Detailed Guide is a good resource.

Click on Find Support & Treatment and select Understanding Your Diagnosis (under Find Support & Treatment Topics) for information on cancer basics, exams and test descriptions, and talking about cancer. Includes After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families and a narrated video class called Learning About Cancer.

Click on Find Support & Treatment and select Treatments and Side Effects. Click on Coping with Cancer in Every Day Life (under Coping with Cancer) to learn about the emotional impact of cancer, coping with your emotions, making informed treatment decisions, telling your family and friends and finding support.

Click on Find Support & Treatment and select Children and Cancer (under Find Support & Treatment Topics) for information about what to do when our child has cancer and how to help children when a family member has cancer.

Click on Survivorship for information about follow up care, long-term side effects and treatment, and life after cancer.

Click on Find Support & Treatment and select Treatments and Side Effects. Click on More Physical Side Effects (under Dealing with Side Effects) to find information about fertility and sexual side effects in women and men.

Click on Find Support & Treatment and select Treatments and Side Effects. Click on More Emotional Side Effects (under Dealing with Side Effects) and then Coping with the Loss of a Loved One for information about grief and bereavement.

Click on Find Support & Treatment and select Caregivers to find information about how to care for someone with cancer and how to take care of yourself as a caregiver.

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Resource information
Author / Organization: 
American Cancer Society
Type: 
Website
Audience: 
Patients, families and caregivers
Disease site: 
Bladder
Brain and nervous system
Breast
Cervical
Childhood cancers
Colorectal
Kidney
Leukemia
Liver
Lung
Lymphoma
Myeloma
Ovarian
Pancreatic
Prostate
Skin
Stomach
Testicular
Thyroid
Unknown primary
Uterine
Treatment type: 
Chemotherapy and other drug therapies
Clinical trials
Complementary and alternative therapies
Radiation therepy
Surgery
Tests and procedures
Stem cell transplant
Treatment for symptoms and side effects (palliative care)
Rehabilitation

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