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Lung Cancer Screening: Questions for the doctor

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. Ask the doctor about screening for lung cancer if you have a history of heavy smoking and you smoke now or have quit within the past 15 years.

Review Date: July 29, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Cancer Information and Counseling Line

The Cancer Information and Counseling Line is a national toll-free telephone information line designed to help people with cancer and their families. Call 800-525-3777.

Review Date: March 26, 2013

AMC Cancer Research Center

NCI's Cancer Information Service (CIS)

Information specialists answer cancer related questions by telephone (1-800-4-CANCER), LiveHelp instant messaging, and e-mail. NCI's Smoking Quitline (1-877-44U-QUIT) provides free cessation information and support to smokers who wish to quit.

Review Date: June 27, 2011

NIH National Cancer Institute

7 Signs and Symptoms Not to Ignore

You already know that obvious symptoms, such as chest pain and severe abdominal pain, require immediate medical attention. But the not-so-obvious symptoms may leave you wondering whether you need to seek care. Here's a list of symptoms that merit at least a call to your doctor.

Review Date: December 08, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

AICR's Foods That Fight Cancer™

Here is a partial list of the foods that the American Institute for Cancer Research gets asked about most often. Click on each one to learn what current science says about its potential role in cancer protection.

Review Date: November 03, 2011

American Institute for Cancer Research

Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk

A fact sheet about asbestos, asbestos-related diseases, and information on how workers can protect themselves from asbestos exposure.

Review Date: January 10, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials Tool

This tool provides links to participating Web sites that have Asian or Pacific Islander education materials on cancer. Readers may choose from the 19 Asian languages for the materials that have been screened for medical accuracy and cultural relevance.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

American Cancer Society

Becoming a Self Advocate

No matter where you are along the path of your survivorship, having good skills to negotiate and communicate your needs are some of your best weapons to use against cancer. These materials, programs and skill-building tools will enable you to become an effective self-advocate.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Can Anal Cancer Be Prevented?

Although it is not possible to prevent anal cancer completely, the risk of developing anal cancer can be reduced. Learn how to avoid HPV infection and other risks for anal cancer.

Review Date: March 08, 2013

American Cancer Society

Cancer and the Flu

Having cancer does not put you at an increased risk for getting the flu. It does, however, put you at an increased risk of complications from the flu virus. Get the flu vaccine. It is your best protection against the flu.

Review Date: May 07, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Cancer Clusters: FAQ's

How do I find out if a suspected cancer cluster is being investigated in my area? What can I do to reduce my risk of developing cancer? Read on to find the answers to frequently asked questions about cancer clusters.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

National Center for Environmental Health - NCEH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cancer Drug Information Summaries - National Cancer Institute

These summaries provide consumer-friendly information about certain drugs that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat cancer or conditions related to cancer.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Cancer Fact Sheets: Prevention

This page links to National Cancer Institute fact sheets about cancer prevention. The fact sheets are frequently updated and revised based on the latest cancer research.

Review Date: March 15, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Cancer Facts for People Over 50

Cancer strikes people of all ages, but you are more likely to get cancer as you get older, even if no one in the family has had it. Learn about cancer prevention and early detection.

Review Date: March 15, 2013

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

Cancer Information: Where To Find Help

This booklet contains listings of organizations that provide information on preventing, treating and living with cancer.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

American Institute for Cancer Research

Cancer Prevention and Screening

This site offers a variety of information about cancer, including recommendations for cancer screening exams, helpful resources, a list of ongoing studies, the latest news, and other program and services for cancer prevention and early detection.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Cancer Treatment Decision Tools

Make an informed decision about your cancer treatment. Use this tool for a detailed analysis of your specific condition, statistical breakdown of treatment types, and pinpoint the exact topics you should discuss with your doctor.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

American Cancer Society

Cancer Treatment Scams

Curious about a product that says it can treat or cure cancer? Be skeptical. Learn what signs to watch out for and talk to your doctor before trying anything new.

Review Date: December 18, 2012

Federal Trade Commission

Cancer Trends Progress Report:: Prevention

Choosing the right health behaviors and preventing exposure to certain environmental risk factors can help prevent the development of cancer. For this reason, it is important to follow national trends data to monitor the reduction of these risk factors.

Review Date: October 25, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Cancer Warning Signs

Learn how to remember seven major cancer warning signs by thinking about the word CAUTION.

Review Date: April 29, 2011

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Cancer: Inside and Outside Factors

Learn about the connection between cancer and exposure to toxic substances in the environment and ways to reduce the risk of developing cancer.

Review Date: January 11, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

CancerCare: Get Help - Connect Education Workshops FAQ

CancerCare Connect Education Workshops offer easy ways for people all over the country to get up-to-date information about cancer and cancer related topics from the experts over the phone. Read the FAQ to learn about the workshops and how you can participate.

Review Date: March 15, 2013

Cancer Care

Chemotherapy and Your Mouth

This booklet will tell you ways to help prevent mouth problems while you are undergoing cancer treatment.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - NIDCR

Eating Hints for Cancer Patients: Before, During, and After Treatment

Your diet is an important part of your treatment for cancer. These tips help you manage manage eating problems before, during, and after cancer treatment.

Review Date: February 20, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Esophageal Cancer- (PDF)

Esophageal cancer can occur anywhere along the lining of the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach. This article provides an overview of the disease including the risk factors, statistics and treatment.

Review Date: December 07, 2012

American Cancer Society

Esophageal Cancer: Mayo Clinic

This article offers comprehensive information about esophageal cancer including prevention, symptoms, complications, how to prepare for your appointment, diagnostic tests, treatments, and coping.

Review Date: December 07, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Financial Support for Cancer Care

Medical bills, medications, legal issues, travel and accommodation costs for treatment, and education and employment issues, can create financial hardships for cancer patients and their families. Find links to resources that offer financial assistance for those dealing with cancer.

Review Date: March 22, 2013

ManageCancer.org

Find an Oncologist Database

Search this database to find an oncologist—the cancer specialist you and your family will be working with throughout your cancer care and treatment.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Follow-up Care: Questions and Answers

This fact sheet provides information about follow-up medical care for patients who have completed cancer treatment.

Review Date: March 01, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking

Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causes many diseases, and reduces the health of smokers in general. Learn why it is important to stop smoking.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

How To Find a Doctor or Treatment Facility If You Have Cancer

This fact sheet offers suggestions for choosing a physician and facility for cancer treatment.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

NCI Designated Cancer Centers

NCI-designated cancer centers are characterized by scientific excellence and the capability to integrate a diversity of research approaches to focus on the problem of cancer. Browse this alphabetical list to find a cancer research center in your area.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms Widget

Myelosuppression? Neoadjuvant therapy? Gleason score? Give your website visitors instant access to over 7,200 cancer definitions by adding the new National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms widget to your website or blog.

Review Date: August 07, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

NCI: Cancer Clinical Trials

This page links to educational materials about clinical trials. Learn what clinical trials are, how they work, why they're useful, patient care costs, and more.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Nutrition and Physical Activity During and After Cancer Treatment: Answers To Common Questions

The American Cancer Society offers these questions and answers to address common concerns of cancer survivors regarding diet and physical activity.

Review Date: March 12, 2013

American Cancer Society

Obesity and Cancer

A fact sheet that summarizes research on the potential link between obesity and cancer risk.

Review Date: March 01, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Overview of Nutrition in Cancer Care

Read about the effect of cancer treatment on nutrition, nutrition suggestions for symptom relief, and other food-related issues.

Review Date: June 27, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Pain Control: Support for People with Cancer

A guide from the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute that answers questions about pain control. Written for cancer patients, the material in this guide makes it easier for you to talk with those who are taking care of you.

Review Date: July 19, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Prevention

Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. Read about many different ways to help prevent cancer.

Review Date: March 27, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

People with Health Conditions

Do you have a chronic health condition? Learn which health conditions increase your risk of getting the flu or experiencing flu-related complications and special steps you should take during flu season.

Review Date: May 07, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Preventable Cancers

Lifestyle choices we make, the foods we eat, and our physical activity levels directly impact our overall cancer risk. Find out how to reduce your risk for breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, oral, prostate, skin, and testicular cancer.

Review Date: March 13, 2013

Prevent Cancer Foundation

Radiation Therapy and You: A Guide to Self-Help During Treatment

This book is a guide that you can refer to throughout radiation therapy. It has facts about radiation therapy and side effects, and describes how you can care for yourself during and after treatment.

Review Date: February 20, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Reduce Your Cancer Risk: The New American Plate

Learn to create meals that may lower your risk for cancer and other chronic diseases, and manage your weight at the same time.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

American Institute for Cancer Research

Search: Cancer Genetics Services Directory

This directory lists professionals who provide services related to cancer genetics (cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling, genetic susceptibility testing, and others).

Review Date: December 19, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Three Good Reasons to See a Dentist BEFORE Cancer Treatment

This site provides information for cancer patients on the importance of oral health before and during cancer treatment.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - NIDCR

Urology A to Z

Search alphabetically or by common conditions-and get the facts you need on over 140 topics related to urological health. Find information on male and female cancers, infertility, bladder problems, yeast infections, and more.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

Urology Care Foundation

Video Journey Into Nanotechnology

In the fight against cancer, nanotechnology introduces unique approaches to diagnosis and treatment. New tools engineered at sizes much smaller than a human cell will enable researchers and clinicians to detect cancer earlier, treat it with fewer side effects, and possibly stop the disease long before it can do any damage.

Review Date: June 11, 2012

NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer

What Are the Risk Factors for Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults?

Most brain tumors are not associated with any known risk factors and have no obvious cause, but there are a few factors that may raise the risk of brain tumors, such as radiation exposure.

Review Date: March 21, 2013

American Cancer Society

What Cancer Survivors Need To Know About Health Insurance- (PDF)

When cancer strikes, it is critical that you know and understand your rights and responsibilities under your health insurance plan. This booklet discusses several aspects of health insurance that are important to cancer survivors.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

What Should I Ask My Doctor About Cancer?

It is your responsibility to ask questions and become educated about your treatment and health. This document provides examples of questions to ask your doctor about cancer.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

American Cancer Society

What You Need To Know About™ Bladder Cancer

Patient information about bladder cancer, including detection/screening, staging, treatment options, treatment side effects and research.

Review Date: March 21, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Your Disease Risk: Bladder Cancer

To estimate your risk of bladder cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: March 08, 2011

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Disease Risk: Cancer

This interactive tool estimates your risk of cancer and provides personalized tips for prevention. Anyone can use it, but it is most accurate for people age 40 and over who have not had cancer.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information