Trusted Sources of Information

Educating yourself about cancer is important to your overall treatment and its success. To help you get accurate, up-to-date information about cancer from the Internet, here are some Web sites that provide reliable and current knowledge:

  1. National Cancer Institute, a government agency, provides information on various types of cancer.
  2. American Cancer Society gives detailed information about a wide variety of cancers.
  3. National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an association of cancer centers, provides patient-oriented information on common cancers.
  4. American Society of Clinical Oncology, an organization of healthcare professionals, maintains a Web site for cancer patients at
  5. LIVESTRONG Foundation advocates for cancer survivors and offers information about surviving.
  6. Susan G. Komen for the Cure provides research funding to find the causes and cures of breast cancer, advocates and addresses disparities in breast cancer across populations, and offers helpful patient information.
  7. American Society for Hematology has a Web site devoted to educating both patients and medical professionals about blood cancers.
  8. OncoLink is a service of the >University of Pennsylvania that offers information and resources on various types of cancer.
  9. Oncology Nursing Society provides patient-education information about cancer and patient-support resources.
  10. MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides information about a variety of cancers and clinical trials.
  11. CancerCare provides free support services for patients.
  12. Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups works to improve survival by participation in clinical trials.
  13. National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is a survivor-led advocacy group.
  14. Association of Community Cancer Centers advocates for and offers information about cancer survivorship.
  15. American College of Surgeons: Commission on Cancer offers patient education resources.
  16. Association of Oncology Social Workers provides a listing of members who offer support services for cancer patients and caregivers.
  17. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration provides safety information on drugs and other FDA-regulated products.
  18. Cancer Support Community is an international nonprofit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer.