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•  50 Essential Things To Do: When the Doctor Says It's Cancer.

Top 10 Cancer Sites, Treatment Centers, and Cancer Books for Newly Diagnosed Patients.

Cancer Patients: Know Your Rights.

Understanding Prognosis and Cancer Statistics - answers the most important question, "What is my prognosis?"

Find a Cancer Treatment Center

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Making a Difference in Your Cancer Treatment with Good Nutrition


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Welcome to The Cancer Information Network
Introduction
   
The diagnosis of cancer brings with them many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers. We hope this website will help. It provides information and useful internet links about different types of malignancy...
In The Spotlight:

Oncologists Issue Guidelines for Stage II Colon Cancer  new! - Results of a meta-analysis conducted by researchers from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) suggest treatment of stage II colon cancer patients with adjuvant ...

Calcium More Protective Against Some Polyps  new!  Researchers at Dartmouth Medical School in Lebanon, NH have reported that ingestion of more than 1,200mg of calcium per day may decrease the risk of colon polyps.

Calcium May Cut Cancer Risk for Every 2 Glasses of Milk   new! In the July 7 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Eunyoung Cho, ScD of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston reported that "moderate milk and calcium i ...

Understand One of the Most Important Risk Factors of Thoracic Cancers new! - Articles and resources for an important environment risk factor causing lung cancer and other pulmonary malignancies.

                               More Cancer News and Features...

 Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy: How Cancer Is Diagnosed, Treated, and Managed Day to Day - "This book is a one stop guide to so many things involving therapies that it is hard to know where to start. Cancer patients feel this is the best consumer book out there. Information is in plain English, simple terms, with lots of illustrations."

What You Need to Know about Cancer - Overview information about cancer provided by National Cancer Institute.

Cancer: 50 Essential Things To Do - A "Must Have" book for newly diagnosed cancer patients, their families, and caregivers. The book goes hand-in-hand with the patient's medical treatment and is an invaluable roadmap to recovery.

Understanding Prognosis and Cancer Statistics - Cancer patients frequently ask this question, "What is my prognosis?"

Cancer Information Network - Comprehensive cancer information website for cancer patients and general public.

Cancer News and Features - Updated frequently.  On this page, you will find the latest headline news on cancer diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and much more. 

Know What to Ask Your Doctor  - Learn about a treatment option that works in a different way than traditional therapies.

Living with Cancer - Provides information on issues after the diagnosis of lung cancer, include follow-up issues, cancer rehabilitation services, and survivorship/quality of life issues.

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Medline Search - Internet Greatful Med Search is the most complete medical database from National Library of Medicine, includes Medline, AIDSline, and many other search options. 

The Biopsy Test Report: A Patient's Guide - Understand the nature of different types of biopsy and biopsy reports. Written by Edward O. Uthman, M.D., Diplomate, American Board of Pathology.

Search for Clinical Trials from NIH - Search the database of National Institute of Health for available trials for cancer treatment. 

Oncology Journals - provides an extensive listing of Oncology journals available on the internet.  More than 100 cancer journals listed.  

Oncology Glossary - Explanation of commonly used Oncology terms. 

Treatment

Clinical Trials - A guide to information about clinical trials for cancer treatment and how to search for a trial.

Surgical Resection - American College of Surgeons site offers comprehensive info on cancer and its surgical treatments.

Radiation Therapy - Local cancer treatment with X Ray or other radiation beams. 

Chemotherapy - Treating cancer with medicine.  Chemotherapy  generally treat cancer in a systemic fashion.  

Different Options for Chemotherapy - Chemotherapy doesn't always have to be an I.V.; Learn more about your choices.

Bone Marrow Transplant - When bone marrow is compromised by conditions, such as cancer, physicians may choose to conduct a BMT and transferring healthy marrow after destructing diseased bone marrow by chemotherapy or radiation.

National Guideline Clearinghouse - More than 500 practice guidelines are currently online. Patients should use their searchable database for evidence-based practice guidelines.

Biological Therapy - Using the Immune System to Treat Cancer.

Photodynamic Therapy - Destroys cancer cells through the use of a fixed-frequency laser light in combination with a photosensitizing agent.

Alternative Cancer Therapy - Treatment by utilizing herb, acupuncture, nutrition supplement, or other nontraditional methods.

 
Symptoms 

Marijuana Use in Supportive Care for Cancer Patients - Marijuana cigarettes have been used to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and research has shown that THC is more quickly absorbed from marijuana smoke than from an oral preparation.

Cancer Fatigue - Cancer-related fatigue is the most common and debilitating side effect of cancer and its treatment. The Oncology Nursing Society has developed this web site to provide you with this symptom.

Cancer Pain - Our cancer pain web page provides numerous links to web sites deal with cancer pain.


Paraneoplastic Syndrome - A large group of complications and medical problems in patients who suffer from cancer.  Paraneoplastic syndromes are not due to the direct impact of cancers, yet rather due to the production of chemical substances from the cancer cells.

Anemia in Cancer Patients - Cancer-related anemia may occur as a direct effect of the disease, due to products of the cancer, or it may develop as a result of the cancer treatment itself. 
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About Follow-up Care: Questions and Answers -- Understanding what to expect after cancer treatment can help patients and their loved ones plan for follow-up care, make lifestyle changes, and make decisions about quality of life and finances.

Your Cancer Treatment Team -- No one doctor is able to provide all the care and services you may need, and you will quickly learn about new people who will be on your treatment team. 

American Family Physician: Cancer Screening Guidelines - Review article provides cancer screening guidelines developed by numerous medical organizations. Although the article was published in a professional medical journal, it was written in laymen language. 

Cancer Life Center - P
rovides secure online access to Board Certified
Oncologists to answer your questions about cancer and a free subscription to Oncology Care Today, a printed newsletter written by Dr. Douglas R. Jones, Board Certified Oncologist/Hematologist.


Cancer Detection and Prevention Online - A service of the journal of the International Society for Preventive Oncology.

Home Care for Cancer Patients -- Many patients want to stay at home so that they will not be separated from family, friends, and familiar surroundings. Home care can help patients achieve this desire.

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Also Recommends
1. Understand One of the Most Important Risk Factors of Thoracic Cancers - Articles and resources for an important environment risk factor causing lung cancer and other pulmonary malignancies.

2. Innovative Treat- ment for Metastatic Cancers - find a wealth of clinical information about a new therapeutic agent that may help cancer patients with distant metastasis.

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Know What to Ask Your Doctor - Learn about a treatment option that works in a different way than traditional therapies.


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. 50 Essential Things To Do: When the Doctor Says It's Cancer.

5. Subscribe the monthly newsletter of The Cancer Informa- 
tion Network.

6. Click for cancer Books recommended by our Oncologists.  You may purchase these books with discount price directly through our links with Amazon .com.
theCancer.info - Cancer Support Guide

At Face Value: My Struggle With A Disfiguring Cancer
- A cancer survivor's story by Terry Healey.  Terry was diagnosed with Fibrosarcoma in 1984.  He had extensive radiation treatment after "too many surgeries to count," and has been cancer free since 1986.

Cancer Support Group Mailing List - This is a mailing list for general cancer information, include lung cancer.

Cancer Survivors On Line  - provides cancer information, resources, and support to patients, families, friends, and medical professionals.

Financial Assistance  for Cancer Care - provides an extensive listing of resources available that may offer financial assistance to help cover costs of cancer care.
Top 10 Questions after Cancer Diagnosis - Virtual Hospital provides this informative lecture hitting all the major points about diagnosis and treatment.
  Ask a Physician - From Mayo Health - Do you have specific questions or concerns? Click here to ask a specialist, or browse frequently asked questions about cancer.
  Web casts - Alphacancer provides  discussions between leading health professionals on a particular topic.  Currently available topics include breast cancer and colon cancer.

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