Cancer
A term for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and can invade nearby tissues. Cancer cells can also spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems.
 
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Agencies and Support Groups
 
 
   Find descriptive and contact information for local groups.  
 
State

This consortium provides a forum for collaborative action, identifying and disseminating best practices and reducing cancer-related health disparities.   Includes a resource database that can be searched by cities for local resources.
                  
  
  Discover a select listing of national organizations with extensive information and support services.
 
 
  
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Major Types of Cancer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Additional Resources
 
 Includes expert-reviewed information summaries about topics such as "Adjustment to Cancer Anxiety and Distress," "Communication in Cancer Care," "Delirium," "Depression," "Fatigue," "Pain,"and "Sleep Disorders."
 
This National Cancer Institute web page on clinical trials has sections on searching for clinical trials, finding clinical trial results, educational materials about clinical trials, and information about conducting clinical trials.
 
 
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Disclaimer:  The information contained at this website is not intended to replace the care of a primary care physician, specialist, or other professional health care provider.  It is intended solely to complement  that care and is for general informational purposes only.  Any health information found on the Internet should always be discussed with your health care provider.
 
This page is maintained by the librarian at the Regional Hospital of  Scranton, a member of the Health Information Library Network of Northeastern Pennsylvania (HILNNEP). 
 
 
Last updated: February 9, 2013