How to Find Medical Information. A publication offering guidance on How to use your local library, the federal government, and the Internet to get information on an illness or disorder.
GENERAL/NATIONAL CANCER LINKS
Association of Cancer Online Resources. www.ACOR.org. Site contains more links.
Cancercare.org. Has free professional support, podcasts, workshops via telephone conferencing, online Q&A, an events calendar, etc.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Under the Diseases and Conditions link, there is information about state statistics for cancer, cancer registries, and cancer clusters.
Chemocare. Care during Chemotherapy and Beyond. Sponsored by Scott Hamilton, Olympic Gold Medalist and Cancer Survivor. Information from the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center.
Mayo Clinic Find it Fast links to cancer as a subcategory. There you will find information on diagnostic tools with slides and video for illustration. The pros and cons of various therapeutic choices are discussed. Good section on coping skills.
MedicineNet. "100% Doctor-Produced" website by a network of U.S. Board Certified Physicians and health professionals. Under Cancer, the site includes a large menu of topics to explore.
MedLine Plus Authoritative information from National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other agencies and organizations. MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. Also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, tutorials, and the latest health news.
National Cancer Institute (part of the NIH)
National Cancer Institute Cancer Library Uses PubMed database to search from over 4,000 sources. Can also chat online with info specialists who can help with your search.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Therapy (the National Institute of Health)
National Institute of Health. Health topics A-Z links to Conditions/Diseases, then to Cancer Comprehensive information about newly approved cancer therapies.
NCI Division of Cancer Prevention Excellent site, with info on prevention, ongoing trials, news highlights, etc.
WebMD Cancer Health Center Information on a specific type of cancer or general information on cancer symptoms and treatment options. Also information on living day-to-day with cancer and coping with the reality of a cancer diagnosis. Go to webmd.com and search on 'cancer.'
BONE AND BONE MARROW: LOCAL AND NATIONAL
"Hope Begins in the Dark: 50 Lymphoma Survivors, Tell Their Exclusive Life Stories." This book is edited by Jamie Reno, a veteran, award -winning journalist with Newsweek. The website has many other helpful links The ink to the website is http://hopebeginsinthedark.com
Bone Tumor.org Comprehensive on-line resource for bone tumor information authored by Henry DeGroot 3rd, MD.
"Hope Begins in the Dark: 50 Lymphoma Survivors, Tell Their Exclusive Life Stories." This book is edited by Jamie Reno, a veteran, award-winning journalist with Newsweek. The website has many other helpful links.
BRAIN CANCER: LOCAL AND NATIONAL
BREAST: LOCAL AND NATIONAL
BreastCancer.org. Site offers extensive medical information about breast cancer.
Lymphedema Management Therapy Lowell General Hospital is proud to be the only local provider for this type of therapy. For more information or to arrange a consultation, please contact the Lowell General Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Department at 978-937-6232 or by fax 978-937-6864.
COLON AND RECTAL CANCER: LOCAL AND NATIONAL
National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance, Cofounded by Katie Couric and the Entertainment Industry Alliance
LUNG CANCER: LOCAL AND NATIONAL
Lung Cancer Alliance This site gives support and education. It's an excellent site, has a chat room, blogs, surveys, etc.
Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center leading Internet resource for information focused on asbestos exposure and mesothelioma cancer. The MAA Center is accredited by the Health On The Net Foundation as a trustworthy source of medical information, and is also recognized by DisabilityInfo.gov as a reliable information source on the web.
TreatMesothelioma.org is dedicated to the assistance and guidance of asbestos and mesothelioma victims around the world. They exist to inspire hope as they provide palliative care and offer comprehensive information on all mesothelioma treatment options and alternative therapies.
Asbestos.com This site is a leading asbestos and mesothelioma resource since 1995. This site is committed to providing the latest, up-to-date information about the dangers of asbestos cancer. Go to asbestos.com
OVARIAN, UTERINE AND CERVICAL CANCERS: LOCAL AND NATIONAL
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition wonderfully comprehensive section for caregivers
Pancreatic Cancer Alliance Offers support groups for people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
PROSTATE CANCER: LOCAL AND NATIONAL
The Prostate Cancer Foundation The PCF is the world's largest source of philanthropic support for prostate cancer research.
US TOO! International, Inc Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of Prostate Cancer for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Us TOO chapters hold free regular meetings open to all men, family, friends, and health professionals. The meetings provide unbiased information from experts in areas related to prostate cancer, including surgery, radiation, medications, nutrition, and psychology. Gay men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer can find resources and support from Us TOO, as well as their partners. Go to ustoo.com
SKIN CANCERS: LOCAL AND NATIONAL
American Melanoma Foundation
This site includes a "Patient Support" link.
THYROID CANCER: LOCAL AND NATIONAL
Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc This national association is based in Boston and offers email support groups.
KIDS AND TEENS
Kids Health.org. Provides doctor-approved health information about children from birth through adolescence. Easily understood definitions and information about cancers in sections intended for parents, children and teens. English and Spanish.
Teens Living with Cancer, Support, information, chat and discussion boards." A site for Teens with cancer who have lots of living to do." You can connect with others like yourself. Your friends will see what you really need. Your family will learn how to get a grip.