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Web links |General Cancer Information

For general cancer information you might want to start with the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute. Both of these organizations provide comprehensive information on cancer diagnosis, staging, and treatment. We've also listed some excellent web resources published by the leading hospitals and medical schools.

 Organizations

 The American Cancer Society, is the leading US nonprofit dealing with cancer in the USA and a clearinghouse for researchers and patients alike. http://www.cancer.org/index.html

 The National Cancer Institute, a component of the National Institutes of Health, is the official US government agency funding research, coordinating clinical trials, and disseminating the latest research for medical professionals and patients. http://www.cancer.gov/cancer_information/

 The Canadian Cancer Society, is the national community-based organization of volunteers, working to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. (English/French) http://www.cancer.ca/

 The National Cancer Institute of Canada, provides support for cancer research and related programs undertaken at Canadian universities, hospitals and other research institutions, in association with the Canadian Cancer Society. (English/French) http://www.ncic.cancer.ca/

 Information and resources

 Oncolink, is associated with the teaching hospital at the University of Pennsylvania’s highly acclaimed cancer center, providing resources on every aspect of cancer from diagnosis through treatment. This site is usually one of the first net resources recommended by medical professionals. http://www.oncolink.com/

 Oncology Channel is a comprehensive web site providing overviews of all cancer types and related treatments; links to other medical "channels"; advice from medical professionals in the "Oncology Forum"; and a multitude of other excellent resources presented in a well-organized format. http://www.oncologychannel.com/

 The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, includes "Headline Watch" for breaking news, and a comprehensive library and glossary. http://www.mayohealth.org/home?id=3.1.5

 Oncology news and links to Medline searches, PDQ statements, journals, textbooks and NCCN guidelines make the Cancer Information Network, well worth a visit. http://intouch.cancernetwork.com/

 BC Cancer Agency's Health Professionals Information page provides links to databases for Cancer Management Guidelines, Drug Protocols, and the Drug Database, among other links to excellent diagnostic and treatment options, especially in the Supportive Care section http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/HPI/default.htm

 CancerResources, is a well-organized on-line guide to information, services and organizations, developed by survivors, caregivers, professionals and volunteers touched by cancer. http://www.cancerresources.com/

 The web site devoted to the HBO Cancer Evolution special, has articles on cancer screening, second opinions, coping and surviving, groups list and contact information, and lots of useful links. http://www.hbo.com/cancer/flash_home.shtml

 Cancer Care spotlights the "Helping Hand Resource Guide" a bookstore, legislative alerts, as well as a toll-free Counseling Line and teleconference programs, provided free of charge and available to all. Cancer Care's Spanish site. (English/Spanish) http://www.cancercare.org/

 OnTumor's multi-faceted cancer information web center has cancer treatment information, including biological, photodynamic, and alternate methods, as well as a listing and links to the major US cancer centers. http://www.ontumor.com/

 The Cancer Guide at About.com's Cancer Center will lead you through sections dealing with facts about types of cancer, prevention, symptoms, risk factors for developing cancer, and treatment details. http://cancer.about.com/

 Lists of Links

Now, if you couldn’t find what you were looking for in the rest of the links, look here!

 YAHOO has one of the most organized lists of links for gyn cancers at: http://dir.yahoo.com/Health/Diseases_and_Conditions/Gynecologic_Cancers/

 The Hardin Library at the University of Iowa has incredible lists of links for oncology information world-wide. http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/md/oncol.html

 The multiple links provided by the Canadian Oncology Societies are varied, ranging from agencies and associations to treatments and journals. Use the LINKS on the left banner at http://www.cos.ca/index2.htm

 Cancer FAQ’s web site compiled by E. Loren Buhle, Jr. Ph.D., a medical professional specializing in oncology and biochemistry, who also developed the Oncolink site. http://www.carelife.com/cancer_faq/cancer_faq.html

 Links for survivors compiled by William T Winter, PhD, a chemistry professor at SUNY, during his wife’s experiences with gyn cancer. http://www.esf.edu/chemistry/links/cancer.htm