Online Cancer Resources

There is a wealth of information online for cancer patients and their family and/or caregivers. The Library at Shaw's online database is a good place to start. In addition, following is a list of trusted websites to facilitate the research process.

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date information about diseases, conditions and wellness issues. Search MedlinePlus.   

Cancer-Related Organizations
American Cancer Society
American Society of Clinical Oncology
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
National Cancer Institute

Prevention and Early Detection
American Institute on Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
World Health Organization

Cancer Type-Specific
Brain Cancer/Tumors
Breast Cancer
Bone Cancer
Childhood Cancer
Colon Cancer
Gynecologic Cancer

Head & Neck Cancers
Lung Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Skin Cancer
Testicular Cancer
Other Types of Cancer

Nutrition for Cancer Patients
American Cancer Society  
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
American Institute for Cancer Research
Food and Drug Administration
National Cancer Institute
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine  

Cancer Genetics
National Cancer Institute - Cancer Genetics

Advanced Cancer Care
National Healthcare Decisions Day

Cancer Caregiver Information
National Cancer Survivor's Day
National Cancer Institute
American Cancer Society

Death, Dying and Hospice Local Resources and Websites
Hospice & Home Care of the Valley provides care to individuals who are diagnosed with a life-limiting illness who have a prognosis of six months or less to live. Visit their website at Alpine Home Health & Hospice is located in Glenwood Springs - information at (970) 945-2838. In addition, following are general resources on death, dying and hospice care.

Journey of Hearts
Caring Connections
Hospice Foundation of America
Growth House

General Medical Websites
Medical Library Association
National Library of Medicine
National Cancer Institute
Up to Date for Patients
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Food and Drug Administration
Medicine Net
National Organization for Rare Disorders
Women's Health Channel

Smoking Cessation
American Lung Association "Freedom From Smoking"
Colorado Quit Line (800) 784-8669
30 Day Quit Guide
Quit Smoking Community