Cancer information is complex and, like a new language, takes time to adjust to and understand.
There are many online resources that provide cancer information.Typically, the most reliable sites come from federal health agencies and advocacy groups dedicated to providing accessible cancer information for patients. These sites make it a priority to offer up-to-date and accurate content to help with understanding cancer. While not a hard-and-fast rule, typically sites ending in .gov or .org reduce the potential for any commercial bias behind a website's content.
Please remember we provide Patient Navigators to help you with understanding cancer information as well as applying what you learn to your specific needs. You may also always share your questions with your doctor and care team.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
NCI Office on Cancer Survivorship
Cancer Net: Cancer Information for Patients from the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Cure magazine online
American Cancer Society
Susan G. Komen for the Cure (breast cancer specific)
Patient Advocate Foundation (help with understanding insurance options during cancer)