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Web Sites

  • National Cancer Institute
    The National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service provides unbiased information in understandable language about specific types of cancer, as well as information on state-of-the-art care and the availability of clinical trials. Information is available via telephone (1-800-4-CANCER).
  • American Cancer Society
    Provides information by audience: patient, family and friends; survivors; information seekers; ACS supporters; and professionals
  • Cancer Care, Inc.
    CancerCare is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information and referral and direct financial assistance.
  • Disease Risk Index
    Within their expanded site you can find "Your Cancer Risk", which estimates your risk of cancer and provides personalized tips for prevention. The site was created by the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention.

Pittsburgh Resources

  • UPMC Cancer Center
    A web site dedicated to cancer information for the patient, information about the services that UPMC offers cancer patients, and information about clinical trials.
  • University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)
    A site that presents many of the research activities at UPCI and describes the academic, educational and institutional environment of the cancer center.
  • West Penn Allegheny Health System: Cancer Institute
    The web site provides coverage of the following topics: Breast Cancer, Clinical Cancer Genetics Program, Colon and Rectal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, IMRT, Interstitial Breast Implantation, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Neuro-Oncology, Ovarian, Cervical and Uterine Cancers, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Oncology, and Surgical Oncology.

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Browse the Shelves

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Subject LC Classification
Cancer RC 261-271

Selected Books

Block, Keith
Life over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment
RC263.B563 2009
This authoritative guide combines the best of conventional medicine with the best scientifically supported complementary therapies, enabling patients and their doctors to create individualized, lifesaving treatment plans.
Burnett, Arthur
Johns Hopkins Medicine Patients' Guide to Prostate Cancer
RC280.P7 B87 2011
The author is the Patrick C. Walsh Professor of Urology, Cellular, and Molecular Medicine at The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.
Chodak, Gerald
Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer: Get the Treatment That Is Right for You
RC280.P7 C545 2011
With an emphasis on evidence-based medicine, this book discusses prevention, early detection, screening, anatomy, staging, understanding medical studies, clinically localized prostate cancer, locally advanced prostate cancer, metastatic cancer, complementary and alternative medicine, and support groups and counseling.
Duncan, Marc D.
Johns Hopkins Medicine Patients' Guide to Cancer of the Stomach and Esophagus
RC280.S8 D857 2011
This guide is part of the Johns Hopkins Patients Guide Series. The author is a cancer surgeon and full-time faculty member of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, specializing in gastrointestinal surgical oncology including surgery of the esophagus and stomach.
Kelvin, Joanne Frankel
100 Questions and Answers about Cancer Symptoms and Cancer Treatment Side Effects
RC263.K44 2011
Written by cancer professionals and featuring comments from actual patients, the completely revised and updated second edition gives you the information you need to understand the disease and manage treatment side effects.
Klamerus, Justin F., Julie R. Brahmer, David S. Ettinger
Johns Hopkins Medicine Patients' Guide to Lung Cancer
RC280.L8 K53 2011
Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Lung Cancer is a concise, easy-to-follow “how to” guide that puts you on the path to wellness by explaining lung cancer treatment from start to finish.
Ko, Andrew H.
Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy: How Cancer Is Diagnosed, Treated, and Managed Day to Day
RC263.D59 2008
This 5th edition is a completely revised and accessible guide created by more than 100 oncologists and includes the latest medical breakthroughs and advice concerning cancer treatment, and information on recently approved "targeted" therapies for various cancer types.
Macenka, Deanna Glass
Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Brain Cancer
RC280.B7 G535 2012x
Each book in this series is dedicated to a specific type of cancer. The information is there to help lighten your burden and to assist you in becoming an active participant in your care.
Mazzone, Peter
The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Lung Cancer
RC280.L8 M32 2010
Information on the nature of lung cancer and the meanings of diagnostic tests allow readers to participate actively in decisions about their own care. Standard treatments of lung cancer at different types and stages are outlined, and advice is given for managing the side effects.
Quick Facts: Advanced Cancer: What You Need To Know Now
RC263.Q53 2008
American Cancer Society experts presents information for management and treatment of advanced cancer.
Raghavan, Derek
The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Bladder Cancer
RC280.B5 R35 2010
Coverage progresses from the bladder, diagnosis and tests, bladder cancer at different stages, end of life decisions, and navigating the healthcare system. The section on tests gives notes on preparation, risks, after-effects, and precautions for each test. See also the Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Bladder Cancer
Shockney, Lillie
Navigating Breast Cancer: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
RC280.B8 S4952 2011
Shockney (breast cancer and nursing, Johns Hopkins U.) provides information to breast cancer patients and their families about each step of treatment so they can make informed decisions about their care.

Last updated December 19, 2012