The Internet is a valuable resource for information, guidance and support when faced with your or your loved one’s cancer. Below are websites that many of our patients and caregivers have found useful. Wherever your online searches take you, carefully consider the credentials of the organization hosting the site. Information found online can help you make informed decisions about treatment, but it should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.
General Cancer Information
Information on specific cancers, treatment, coping and life after treatment.
Information for patients receiving radiation therapy for specific sites or diseases.
General information about all aspects of Medicare.
Information from NIH on many different diseases, drugs and supplements.
Information on cancer types, clinical trials, treatment, prevention, screening/testing, genetics and coping.
Patient information is provided on NCCN clinical trials and treatment guidelines. Also includes Cancer Resource link.
Oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Information on cancer types, diagnoses, treatment, coping and survivorship.
Information on all types of cancers, treatment, coping issues and clinical trials.
Reliable information on many medical topics.
Information on specific cancers
Leukemia and Lymphoma
Other Specific Cancer Organizations
A National Cancer Institute-designed Community Clinical Oncology Program providing information about cancer diagnosis, staging, treatment, and innovative new treatments, as well as the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial.
Complementary and Alternative Therapy
Information on a variety of popular health topics related to complementary and alternative medicines.
Coping and Support
Provides one-on-one support to help people with cancer and their families.
This free, personalized website supports and connects loved ones during illness, treatment and recovery.
Helping kids who have a parent with cancer, or lost a parent to cancer.
An online support program for young adults with cancer.
Financial Assistance for Prescriptions
Information on herbs. Membership fee to navigate entire site $50/year.
Information on specific cancer, treatments, nutrition impact symptoms, complementary and alternative medicine, and links to other cancer resources.
Current nutrition information on a variety of topics.
Current information on nutrition and cancer, primary and secondary prevention, recipes, and education materials.
Subscription service (small fee) for comparative data on popular nutrition products and dietary supplements.
Consumer health and human services site that includes links to online publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites, support and self-help groups.
Information on cancer diagnosis and treatment and herbal supplements.
Subscription service on natural products provides information and references.
Resources for patients, dietitians and other health care professionals.
Guide to information on health fraud, quackery and unproven therapies.