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Cancer Resources for Patients and Families: Getting Started

Using this Guide

Below is a summary of the information and resources you can find within this guide.  If you have any questions, or can't find what you need, don't hestitate to ask a librarian.

Types of Cancer - Find information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for different types of cancer

Drugs & Treatments - Resources for drug and treatment information, including side effects

Supportive Care/Symptom Management - Links you to resources and information for life during and after cancer, including treatment side effects, as well as rehabilitation.  Key web resources for end-of-life information are also included. 

Research - Need to find the latest research? Interested in clinical trials? Look here.

Multimedia - Images, videos and educational tutorials

Social Media - Links to Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and blogs from the social media cancer community

News - Up to the minute news feed on cancer.  Lists key news sources both local and national.

Evaluating Information that you Find on the Web

Remember: anybody can post information on the Internet! Always be careful about the trustworthiness of the information you find.  Below are some excellent resources with some tips to help you: