In this information age, we know that when you are first diagnosed with cancer it can be difficult to wade through the vast amount of resources available. To make your research easier, we are providing a list of websites that have been reviewed by the Peninsula Cancer Center and they find helpful. We hope this is a valuable resource to you.
American Cancer Society provides a wealth of general information about cancer including specific types of cancer and links to other helpful cancer care organizations.
The National Cancer Institute provides both general and specific information about cancer. This is also the place to look for clinical trials. All clinical trials that are available to patients are listed on this site.
Sponsored by the American Society of Radiation Oncology, this information-based site was created by physicians and members of radiation oncology teams to explain how radiation therapy is used to safely and effectively treat cancer.
Provides dynamic, evidence-based applications that allow patients and their physicians to gather precise, relevant medical information about cancer. This site contains a decision support tool and is perfect for patients who are very analytic. The interactive site allows patients to provide specific information about their cancer and receive feedback.
Cancer Life Line’s goal is to optimize the quality of life for all people living with cancer. This organization provides 24-hour support to patients and families through a hotline. They also offer many other cancer support services.
Provides useful information for caregivers. The site is particularly helpful for adult children caring for elderly or ill parents.
This site aims to ensure that no one faces breast cancer alone. The organization provides immediate emotional relief. They also offer a “Chat with a Breast Cancer Survivor” hotline at: .
The Susan J. Komen Foundation dedicated this website to education and research about causes, treatment, and the search for a cure for breast cancer.
Provides helpful information about treating and living with prostate cancer, and is available in multiple languages.
A great, user-friendly site with information on medical conditions of all kinds. Requires a membership fee, but is non-commercial.