Written by experts, these easy-to-read fact sheets provide reliable information for patients with cancer.


Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the relationship between oral contraception and risk of breast, ovarian, endometrial, liver, and cervical cancers.

Physical Activity and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Physical Activity and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the role of physical activity and exercise in cancer prevention and cancer survivorship.

Tea and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

Tea and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the evidence that tea consumption may aid cancer prevention.

Consejos para los proveedores de cuidado: ¿Cómo puede ayudarse usted mismo? (Caring Advice for Caregivers: How Can You Help Yourself?)

This fact sheet offers Spanish-speaking caregivers tips about how to take time to care for themselves.

Cómo Hablar con Sus Hijos Sobre su Diagnóstico (How to Talk to Your Children About Your Cancer Diagnosis)

Cancer patients who speak Spanish can learn more about how to communicate to their children about their diagnosis with this fact sheet.

Lidiando con las Nauseas y Vomitos Inducidos por la Quimioterapia (Coping with Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting)

This fact sheet is written in Spanish to help patients cope with nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy.

Surgery to Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the potential pros and cons of surgery as a means to reduce breast cancer risk.

Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines adjuvant therapy for breast cancer and explains the length of treatment, which patients are best suited for this treatment, side effects, and highlights current research.

Breast Cancer Risk in American Women (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews breast cancer risk factors for women, including SEER report information and age-related disparities.

Metastatic Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews common sites of cancer metastasis, methods of spread, treatment, and additional details.

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer and KRAS Gene Testing

Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer can use this fact sheet to learn more about personalized medicine and KRAS gene testing.

Colorectal Cancer: The Importance of Screening and Early Detection

This fact sheet answers some commonly asked questions about colorectal cancer screening.

Finding Emotional Support for Long-Term Illness

Patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia can use these tips to help manage the emotional challenges of coping with a long-term disease.

Adherence and CML: Overcome the Challenge to Taking Your Pills

This fact sheet provides tips that patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia can use to stay on schedule with treatment.

Coping With a Diagnosis of CLL

Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia can use these tips to help manage practical and emotional concerns.

Coping with Multiple Myeloma

These tips can help patients with multiple myeloma learn more about how to cope with the disease.

Multiple Myeloma: Finding Resources and Support

This fact sheet reviews a number of resources available to patients coping with multiple myeloma, from the health care team to in the community.

Multiple Myeloma: Making the Most of Your Medical Appointments

Many people see their cancer care as a collaboration. This fact sheet provides tips for patients with multiple myeloma for improving communication with providers during office visits.

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the relationship between oral contraception and risk of breast, ovarian, endometrial, liver, and cervical cancers.

Secondhand Smoke and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the relationship between secondhand smoke and cancer risk.

Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines asbestos, and reviews both the use of asbestos and health risks associated with asbestos exposure.

Diagnostic Tests for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

This fact sheet provides an overview to patients of the general diagnostic tests that are used to determine their tumor type.

Living with Grief: How Can You Help Yourself?

The death of a loved one is life-changing. This fact sheet offers tips to caregivers and loved ones focused around caring for themselves during this difficult time.

Helping Teenagers Who Have Lost a Parent

This fact sheet offers tips for helping teenagers cope with the loss of a parent to cancer.

Radiation Therapy for Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines radiation therapy, including forms of administration and potential side effects of treatment.

Coping with Cancer-Related Weight Changes and Muscle Loss

These tips can help cancer patients deal with weight and muscle loss that may result during the course of their illness.

Cognitive Problems After Chemotherapy

This fact sheet provides valuable information for patients about improving memory and concentration following cancer treatment.

Angiogenesis Inhibitors (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews the use of angiogenesis inhibitors to prevent the formation of new blood vessels, in order to stop or slow the growth or spread of cancerous tumors.

Lasers in Cancer Treatment (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews the use of laser light to to remove cancer or precancerous growths or to relieve symptoms of cancer.

Cancer Vaccines (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the role of vaccines for the prevention and treatment of cancer, including current areas of research.

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