Cancer HealthCare Associates believes well-informed patients are our best patients. We encourage all our patients to conduct extensive research and ask us plenty of questions to ensure they obtain the answers they need.
Click the following links to learn more about the following topics:
In addition, we recommend that patients visit the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) comprehensive cancer information database. The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health, the federal government's focal point for biomedical research.
The site contains summaries of the latest published information about cancer prevention, detection, genetics, treatment, supportive care, and complementary and alternative medicine. To visit the site, use the following link: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics.
Following are links to other sites that provide helpful information:
American Cancer Society (ACS): www.cancer.org
The ACS is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization. Its Web site and the ACS free phone line provide information about cancer treatment, early detection and prevention, as well as cancer statistics and information about a wide variety of services available to cancer patients and their families.
healthfinder® : www.healthfinder.gov
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' healthfinder® is a free gateway to reliable consumer health information. It provides links to online publications, clearinghouses, databases, Web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as to government agencies and nonprofit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
Lance Armstrong Foundation: www.lancearmstrongfoundation.org
The Lance Armstrong Foundation is a registered nonprofit organization. The Education section of its Web site includes information about a broad range of cancer survivorship topics, including physical, emotional, and practical topics.
MedlinePlus: Cancers: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cancers.html
This is a cancer-specific section of MedlinePlus, an online service of the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus gives access to medical literature and other health information and has numerous links to other sites.
This site makes aging-related health information easily accessible for people seeking reliable, easy-to-understand online health information. It was developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine, with information from the NCI and other components of the NIH. Topics include breast, colorectal, lung, and prostate cancers.
People Living With Cancer: www.plwc.org
This site for patients, their families, and friends is provided by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The site has an overview of cancer as well as detailed information on many types of cancer. It also gives access to ASCO resources, including treatment guidelines and research abstracts from annual ASCO meetings.
National Institutes of Health (NIH): www.nih.gov
NIH is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It consists of 27 institutes and centers that conduct medical research for the Federal Government.
National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC): www.4woman.gov
This site is sponsored by the Office on Women's Health, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It provides a broad array of reliable, commercial-free health publications and referrals to health-related organizations for women. Some of this information is available in Spanish.
For more information, please call Cancer HealthCare Associates at 305.545.6685 or Toll-free at 1.877. 545.6685. You also may contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.