Cancer Awareness Information

The cancer information on this website is to give cancer patients and their caregivers up-to-date information of the disease and treatments available. Links to external sites do not constitute endorsements by Herald Cancer Care.

Cancer types, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments

What is cancer?  (from NCI (National Cancer Institute))

Cancer Types  (from NCI)

Symptoms   (from NCI)

Diagnosis and Staging   (from NCI)

Coping with cancer when newly diagnosed  (from NCI)

11tips for coping with cancer diagnosis  (from Mayo Clinic)

Treatments

Questions to ask your doctor about your cancer treatment (from NCI)

Conventional treatments  (from NCI)

Complementary, Alternative and Integrative treatments (from NCI)

Note: The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH) has more information on their research on CAM treatments.

Clinical trials  (from NCI)

Note: Evidence-based clinical decision support resource from organizations such as UpToDate provides concise summaries of how to treat various cancers. clinicaltrials.gov provides database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.

Coping with cancer treatments  (Click for more…)

Choices for care when treatment may not be an option (from NCI)

Seeking 2nd Opinion on treatment

It is important to understand your treatment plan and to work with your oncologists on the plan that you are comfortable with.  Some people may seek the knowledge and advice from different experts to confirm a treatment plan as recommended by their oncologist or to find out if other treatment options are available. Getting a second opinion is your right as a cancer patient.  Examples of organizations offering 2nd opinion:

The Second Opinion offers free 2nd opinion service for Californians who have been diagnosed with new or recurrent cancer.

Dana-Farber offers online 2nd opinion service.


Lowering the cancer risk

10 cancer prevention recommendations (from AICR (American Institute for Cancer Research))

Recommendations from the World Health Organization