Cancer is the common term for tumors (neoplasms) characterized by uncontrolled growth at the cell level. The branch of medicine concerned with diagnosis, treatment, and research into the causes of cancer is oncology. Cancer medical specialists are termed oncologist.
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National Cancer Institute
Credible, current cancer information from the U.S. National Cancer Institute.
Presents general overview information on many of the main kinds of tumors. Includes news, doctor search, glossary and access to support hotlines.
American Cancer Society presents an array of related statistics.
Better Homes and Gardens: Cancer
Links to articles about skin and breast tumors.
Cancer Advice UK
Advice and information about diagnosis and treatment issues. Includes leaflets, book suggestions, links and support groups.
Cancer Leadership Council
A patient-centered forum of national advocacy organizations addressing public policy issues.
The Cancer Letter
Periodical which supplies news and current information about the state of research and treatment.
An online 'zine for patients and professionals.
Gives general information including a discussion of treatment options on a range of tumors. Provides links and a directory of resources.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer provides access to reports and databases on occurrence and characteristics.
The Cancer Supportive Care Programs
Book excerpts covering such topics as psychosocial issues, support, nutrition, pain control and spirituality.
Patient information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Includes cancer types, treatments, survivorship, advocacy, resources, podcasts, and news.
Cancer/Oncology News From Medical News Today
Press releases and news articles about research findings and treatments. [RSS]
Disseminates educational programming in a multimedia electronic clips format. Requires registration for complete access.
Scott Hamilton’s chemotherapy site offers general treatment information for cancer patients.
Provides educational information on therapy for cancer patients, including chemo side-effects. Sponsored by the Amgen firm.
eMedicine Health: What You Need to Know
Consumer health resource center providing general information on cancer prevention, symptoms and treatment.
eMedicine Health: Cancer Symptoms
Consumer health resource center providing information on common symptoms.
Includes forum, audio and video interviews of patient experiences.
I Have Cancer: New Zealand
Presents a country-specific annotated list of resources that chronicle patients' personal experiences.
Multimedia guide on the biology of cancer. Offers interviews with researchers, and animations on the underlying science.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Information and support from this UK organization which addresses many of the types of tumors. Includes access to online booklets and other resources.
Presents information such as prevention and treatment side-effects. Also gives resources including links, articles and support groups.
Multinational Association Of Supportive Care In Cancer
Research and education in all measures of care for patients with these diseases.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
NCCN is a not-for-profit alliance of centers that develops practice guidelines to help in making informed treatment decisions.
Nature: Cancer Update
Service which provides access to news articles and reports about recent research activity. Registration required.
NCI Center for Cancer Research
U.S. government resource which provides access to information for researchers and about collaborations. Aimed at the professional level.
Includes information including news, prevention, clinical trials, conferences and psychosocial support from the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center.
Oncology Interactive Education Series
Commercial audio-visual educational resources for patients.
Web-based resource that presents information on a number of the less common cancers.
Untangling the Web
Provides access to disability resources including those needed for cancer care support.
USnews.com: Best Cancer Hospitals
Ranking by the magazine of the fifty top cancer hospitals in the United States.
Consumer health site which includes information for the newly diagnosed, as well as for those coping with chemotherapy.
An open-publishing wiki portal for those interested in this topic. Available for viewing or editing.
World Oncology Network
Directory of cancer specialists and hematologists.
BBC News: Cancer the Facts
A guide to several types of tumors and their treatments including audio from experts, survivors' stories and news archives. (March 17, 2000)
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