General Resource Information
There is a great deal of reliable, helpful, and factual information available on the Internet, but there also is a lot of misinformation. It is always important to consider the source and reliability of information, and to investigate further. We have found the most reliable medical information will come from well-known cancer organizations, research facilities, hospitals, libraries, government agencies, and professional journals.
We have listed a few resources below to get you started in the right direction.
The LMS COMMUNITY SUPPORT HELPLINE: 888 264-4670
American Cancer Society (ACS): 800-ACS-2345 (800-227-2345) www.cancer.org
- Provides information about specific cancers and has resources for supportive care and services around the country.
National Cancer Institute (NCI): 800-4-CANCER (800-422-6237) www.cancer.gov
- Provides access to many types of information resources on different cancers, treatments, and supportive care.
National Institutes of Health (NIH): www.nih.gov
- The NIH is the nation’s medical research agency – supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN): www.nccn.org
- The NCCN is made up of experts from many of the nation’s leading cancer centers. It develops cancer treatment guidelines for doctors to use when treating patients.
Cancer.Net: 888-651-3038 www.cancer.net
- This patient education website from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) provides information on more than 50 types of cancer and their treatments, clinical trials, side effects, and coping.
CancerCare: 800-813-HOPE (800-813-4673) www.cancercare.org
- This national organization provides a toll-free counseling phone line, telephone support groups, and educational programs. All services are free of charge.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) 877-NCCS-YES www.canceradvocacy.org
- Provides tools that empower people afflicted by cancer to advocate for themselves.
Association of Cancer Online Resources: www.acor.org
- A group of online cancer communities that provides information in a supportive environment.
- Podcast from Dr. Vinod Ravi (MD Anderson Cancer Center) on LMS research efforts
- YouTube presentation by Dr. Bharat Aggarwal on nutrition and Curcumin (Turmeric).
National Library of Medicine (NLM): 888-FIND-NLM www.nlm.nih.gov
- The NLM is the world’s largest biomedical library and developer of electronic information services used by millions of people every day.
MEDLINE/PubMed: This is the most frequently consulted online scientific medical resource in the world.
Free Medical Journals: www.freemedicaljournals.com
(Do you have an LMS related link you’d like to share? – email: [email protected] to discuss further)
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