ASCO Answers Fact Sheets

ASCO Answers is a collection of oncologist-approved patient education materials developed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for people with cancer and their caregivers. This series of fact sheets provides a one-page (front and back) introduction to a specific type of cancer or cancer-related topic. Each PDF document includes an overview of the subject, terms to know, and questions to ask the doctor. The following titles are available to download for free. To order printed copies, please call 888-273-3508 or order online.

Cancer Types

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Bladder Cancer

Brain Tumor

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer, Metastatic

Breast Cancer (Spanish)

Cervical Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer (Spanish)

Esophageal Cancer

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Kidney Cancer

Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal

Leukemia, Acute Lymphocytic

Leukemia, Acute Myeloid

Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic

Leukemia, Chronic Myeloid

Liver Cancer

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer (Spanish)


Multiple Myeloma

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer (Spanish)

Stomach Cancer

Testicular Cancer

Thyroid Cancer

Uterine Cancer


Central Nervous System, Childhood

Ewings Sarcoma, Childhood

Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic, Childhood

Leukemia, Acute Myeloid, Childhood

Lymphoma, Hodgkin, Childhood

Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin, Childhood

Neuroblastoma, Childhood

Osteosarcoma, Childhood

Retinoblastoma, Childhood

Rhabdomyosarcoma, Childhood

Wilms Tumor, Childhood

Diagnosis and Treatment

Blood Tests

Catheters & Ports

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials Through the Affordable Care Act

Food Safety

Myths and Facts About Cancer

Myths and Facts About Cancer (Spanish)

Radiation Therapy

Safe Storage and Disposal of Pain Medications

Taking Your Medication Correctly

Understanding Chemotherapy

Side Effects


Appetite Loss

Dental and Oral Health


Managing Pain

Nausea and Vomiting



When Cancer Spreads to the Bone

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