Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the harmful effects of tobacco smoke, tobacco addiction, and the immediate and long-term benefits of smoking cessation.

Tumor Grade (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews tumor grade classification and tumor grading systems that are specific to cancer types.

Magnetic Field Exposure and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the possible links between exposure to magnetic fields and cancer risk.

Acrylamide in Food and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the possible cancer risks caused by the chemical acrylamide in foodstuffs and consumer goods.

Cancer Clusters (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines a "cancer cluster" and discusses details related to investigating a cancer cluster and determining a cluster's statistical significance.

Chemicals in Meat Cooked at High Temperatures and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the possible cancer risks associated with the consumption of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) formed in meats cooked via high-temperature methods.

Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews genetic testing for cancer risk, including currently available genetic tests, recommendations for testing, positive and negative result definitions, and direct-to-consumer tests.

Cancer Staging (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explains cancer staging, the TNM System, and tests commonly used to determine cancer stage.

Psychological Stress and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the effect of existing stress on cancer risk and cancer outcomes.

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)

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

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.

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.

Radiation Therapy for Cancer (Fact Sheet)

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

Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews the role vitamin D intake may play in preventing certain types of cancer.

Smokeless Tobacco and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the cancer risks associated with smokeless tobacco products.

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.

Hyperthermia in Cancer Treatment (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews hyperthermia, a type of cancer treatment in which body tissue is exposed to high temperatures to damage and kill cancer cells.

Cryosurgery in Cancer Treatment (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews the basics of cryosurgery, including availability, advantages and disadvantages, and known side effects.

Biological Therapies for Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet provides an overview of how the immune system functions and examines biological therapies, including monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, therapeutic vaccines, cancer-killing viruses, gene therapy, and adoptive T-cell transfer as well as side effects.

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.

Alcohol and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews types of alcoholic drinks, the evidence linking alcohol consumption to cancer, the effects of alcohol when combined with tobacco, and notes possible beneficial effects of alcohol.

Cell Phones and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the technology of cell phones, radiofrequency energy and how it may affect the body, and the findings of research studies about cell phone exposure and cancer risk.

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.

Paget Disease of the Breast (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews this rare form of breast cancer, including symptoms, prognosis, and treatment details.

Metastatic Cancer (Fact Sheet)

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

Childhood Cancers (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews cancer types, incidence and survival rates, causes, and current research related to childhood cancer.

Head and Neck Cancers (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews the details of head and neck cancer, including locations, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, risk reduction, and treatment.

Liver Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews primary and secondary liver cancer types, symptoms, screening, and treatment.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews bone cancer, including its possible causes, frequency, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines hormones and reviews aspects of hormone therapy for breast cancer.

Sources of Financial Assistance

Patients can use these resources to seek out financial assistance available for people with cancer.

Coping With Cancer as a Young Adult

This fact sheet provides tips for younger patients who are coping with cancer.

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.

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.

Tips for Managing Nausea and Increasing Appetite During Cancer Treatment

This fact sheet contains tips for patients dealing with nausea and loss of appetite resulting from cancer treatment.

If You've Just Been Diagnosed

These tips can help new cancer patients understand treatment options, learn about side effects, and address any concerns they may have.

Grief and Healing: Coping with the Loss of a Loved One

In this fact sheet, patients who recently lost a loved one can read more about how to cope with feelings raised by grief.

Grieving the Loss of an Adult Child

This patient fact sheets provides suggestions for parents who are coping with the death of an adult child.

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.

Combating Chemobrain: Keeping Your Memory Sharp

This resource offers tips patients with chemobrain can use to keep their memory sharp and remember things better.

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.

Caregiving During Holidays and Special Occasions

Caregivers and their loved ones can find ways to make the most out of special events using tips in this fact sheet.

"Doctor, Can We Talk About Chemobrain?"

This fact sheet answers questions about chemobrain and how patients can communicate to their health care team about it.

Coping with the Stress of Caregiving

Stress is common among caregivers who struggle to meet competing demands. This fact sheets details ways to manage it.

Young Adults as Caregivers

Young adults may face unique challenges as caregivers. This fact sheet address how this age group can best adjust to the role.

Risk Factors and Screening for Melanoma

Men and women of all ages and races can develop skin cancer. Patients can learn more about the risk factors with this fact sheet.

Coping with Multiple Myeloma

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

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.

Coping With a Diagnosis of CLL

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

Melanoma: Causes and Prevention

Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers, but it can be prevented. Patients can use these tips to decrease the risk of skin cancer.

Colorectal Cancer: The Importance of Screening and Early Detection

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

Caring Advice for Caregivers: How Can You Help Yourself?

Caregivers need care, too. Patients can share this fact sheet with their support systems.

Medical Treatments for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

This fact sheet educates patients about the causes of and treatment options for CML.

Coping with Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

Women with breast cancer have many treatment options. This patient fact sheet details the side effects of these treatments and ways to cope.

Caregiving At the End of Life

This fact sheet provides tips to caregivers on how to provide support when the end of life is near.

Coping With Lymphedema

After lymph node removal, painful swelling may result. This fact sheet educates patients about how to manage symptoms.

Managing Practical Concerns Raised by CML

The following fact sheet educates patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia about getting help sorting through treatment options, managing side effects, and finding financial assistance.

Prostate Cancer: What You Should Know About Screening and Diagnosis

Cancer of the prostate gland is the most common cancer affecting men. This fact sheet can help patients learn more about screening and risk factors.

Opening the Door to Effective Pain Management: Getting the Facts and Getting Help

This fact sheet details how patients can effectively communicate about and manage cancer-related pain.

Strengthening the Spirit

Sometimes, cancer patients embrace or question their spirituality in the midst of life changes. This fact sheet explains to patients how spirituality can help.

Young Adults with Cancer

Young adults with cancer may find it hard to cope with having such a serious disease. This fact sheet offers tips for younger patients for during and after treatment.

Coping with Colorectal Cancer

Treatment for colorectal cancer can be stressful and cause lasting changes to the body. This fact sheet offers tips for coping with the disease.

Improving Your Concentration: Three Key Steps

Chemobrain can affect patients' ability to focus. This fact sheet educates patients about how to establish and improve concentration.

Hospice Care: Quality of Life at the End of Life

Hospice offers care to people who are terminally ill and may no longer wish to undergo treatment. Learn more about who provides hospice care and what services are offered.

Staying Safe in the Sun

Help your patients learn what they can do to protect themselves from skin cancer with this patient fact sheet.

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.

Relaxation Techniques and Mind/Body Practices: How They Can Help You Cope With Cancer

Deep breathing and meditation can help cancer patients relieve stress. This fact sheet reviews a number of relaxation techniques that patients can use.

Tips for Managing Hair Loss

Hair loss during cancer treatment is distressing and may even change the patient's sense of identity. This fact sheet addresses some common questions about hair loss.

Coping With Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma

Peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) is a rare and aggressive form of cancer. This fact sheet explains the condition to newly diagnosed patients and provides sources of support.

Coping with Soft Tissue Sarcoma

A diagnosis of soft-tissue sarcoma can leave many patients unsure of what to do next. This fact sheet provides more information about this type of cancer and lists sources of support.

Don't Be Afraid of Clinical Trials

Clinical trials bring about progress in cancer treatment, but patients may be nervous about participating in one. This fact sheet answers common questions about clinical trials.

Your Health Care Team: Your Doctor is Only The Beginning

It is essential to remember that you--the patient--are the most important member of your health care team. Use this fact sheet to learn about the different types of health care professionals who will help you during your journey with cancer.

Caring for Your Skin During Cancer Treatment

Skin conditions like rash, itching and dryness are common side effects of cancer treatment. In this fact sheet, patients can learn how to keep skin problems like these under control.

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.

What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer: A Guide for Newly Diagnosed African American Women

Learning you have breast cancer doesn't stop your life. This guide helps provide more information to African American women about what to do once a cancer diagnosis is made and what the next steps should be.

"What Can I Say to a Newly Diagnosed Loved One?"

Support from loved ones can make all the difference following a cancer diagnosis. This fact sheet offers tips for being as supportive as possible.

Finding Emotional Support for Long-term Illness

Advances in medications to treat long-term illnesses have allowed patients to live with their disease for a long time. This fact sheet provides hints for managing the emotional challenges of coping with CML over time.

Supporting a Loved One With Metastatic Breast Cancer: Caregiving Tips for Men

Living with metastatic breast cancer is challenging for both the woman who is diagnosed and for her caregivers. This fact sheet offers tips for men about how to deal with this difficult situation.

Helping Children Understand Cancer: Talking to Your Kids About Your Diagnosis

Once you receive a cancer diagnosis, you may worry about how to tell your loved ones. This fact sheet offers tips on how to communicate what is happening to your children.

Lung Cancer: New Tools for Making Decisions About Treatment

This patient fact sheet contains information on the different types of tumors as well as an overview of available biomarker tests and personalized medicine.

Finding Resources in Your Community

A cancer diagnosis raises a wide range of challenges and concerns. This fact sheet describes several kinds of services available to people with cancer and their loved ones, and different ways to find the help you need.

Early Detection and Breast Cancer: What Every Woman Should Know

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States. This patient fact sheet outlines steps that can be taken to prevent the disease early, when it is most preventable.

Coping with Cancer During the Holidays

The holidays, a time for many to celebrate, can cause many cancer patients and their families to feel "out of step" with the rest of the world. This patient fact sheet contains tips for coping with cancer during the holiday season.

Caring for Your Bones When You Have Prostate Cancer

This patient fact sheet answers some commonly asked questions about prostate cancer and bone health. It also discusses steps you can take to care for your bones.

"Doctor, Can We Talk?": Tips for Communicating With Your Health Care Team

This patient fact sheet provides tips on how to prepare for your doctor appointment and offers a list of questions you can ask to help you understand your treatment and follow-up care.

Breast Cancer: Coping With Your Changing Feelings

Having breast cancer can affect how you feel about yourself and your body. You also may experience difficult emotions. This patient fact sheet offers advice on how to cope with these issues.

Colorectal Cancer: New Tools for Making Decisions About Treatment

This patient fact sheet explains two tests used in an approach called "personalized medicine." Doctors use these tests to plan colorectal cancer treatment that will be the most effective for an individual patient.

After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

This patient fact sheet provides questions you may want to ask your doctor about the results of your diagnostic tests and explains the significance of the answers to the questions.

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