Below are several of ASCO's publications and resources for patients.
These comprehensive, patient-friendly guides contain trusted information about the diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and psychosocial effects of a specific cancer and allow patients to record the details of their individual diagnosis and treatment plan. The guides also include questions for patients to ask their health care team.
A booklet designed to help people with advanced cancer and their families understand the diagnosis and treatment options, discuss these options for care throughout the course of the illness, and find support. Available in English and Spanish. Download a PDF version or order additional copies through the ASCO University Bookstore.
A booklet that helps people understand what to expect after active treatment has finished, including potential psychological, physical, sexual, reproductive, financial, and work-related challenges. The guide also contains information about the importance of follow-up care, including a blank treatment summary and survivorship care plan that patients can fill out with the help of their health care team. Download a PDF version or order additional copies through the ASCO University Bookstore.
This booklet empowers patients to talk with their health care team about losing weight and provides resources to help patients succeed. Topics include a summary of the different weight loss methods, common challenges to losing and maintaining one's weight, a discussion of the emotional challenges that accompany making lifestyle changes, and tips for talking with the health care team about weight loss concerns. Download a PDF version or order copies through the ASCO University Bookstore.
This booklet helps patient and families learn more about palliative care, which provides support and relief for a patient from the symptoms of cancer and side effects of its treatment, regardless of age or type and stage of cancer. Download a PDF or order copies through the ASCO University bookstore