National Organizations
 
 
This comprehensive site includes sections on Learn About Cancer, Stay Healthy, Find Support and Treatment, Explore Research, Get Involved.  The user can personalize the information and find local resources by using MY ACS.   
 
Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.  Includes strong sections on helping people with cancer cope with all aspects of the disease and manage the side effects of cancer and cancer therapies.                      
 
This national nonprofit organization provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.  Includes a staff of professional oncology social workers who provide counseling in person and over the telephone to patients and families living anywhere in the U.S. 
 
This National Library of Medicine cancer topic page provides links to all types of cancer with extensive coverage for each topic. 
 
This link provides an alphabetical list of all types of cancer. Each topic includes the National Cancer Institute authoritative treatment summary.   
 
NCCN  is a not-for-profit network of 21 of the world's leading cancer treatment centers.  Experts from NCCN have developed treatment guidelines suggesting best practices for various types of cancer.  NCCN booklets based on these treatment guidelines are available for patients.
 
 
This American Cancer Society website uses unique technology to match users with others experiencing similar cancer situations.  "WhatNext provides an organized way to review other people's cancer journeys and perspectives so you can see what you might expect as you move through your cancer journey and make decisions."
 
 
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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 Mercy Hospital in Scranton, a member of the Health Information Library Network of Northeastern Pennsylvania (HILNNEP). 
 
 
Last updated: February 12, 2013.