ASCO's patient information website -- Cancer.Net (www.cancer.net) -- provides timely, oncologist-approved information to help patients and families make informed health care decisions. All content is subject to a formal peer-review process by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, composed of more than 150 medical, surgical, radiation, and pediatric oncologists, physician assistants, oncology nurses, social workers, and patient advocates. In addition, ASCO editorial staff reviews the content for easy readability. Cancer.Net content is reviewed on an annual basis or as needed.
Cancer.Net was launched in May 2002 as People Living With Cancer (PLWC). In April 2008, the website was relaunched as Cancer.Net (www.cancer.net).
|Cancer.Net has received several honors for its content, design, and ease of use. In particular, the website has been honored eight times by the annual Web Marketing Association WebAwards program, most recently in September 2012. And, Cancer.Net’s free App has also been recognized by several awards.|
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Highlights of the site are listed below and will help navigate you through many of the components that make Cancer.Net a unique and important cancer resource. Take time to browse the content and use what you learn as you talk about your cancer care with your family, doctor, and health care team.
Cancer Types - A comprehensive guide to more than 120 types of cancer and cancer-related syndromes, including disease-specific treatment and side effects information. There is also information in Spanish about the most common cancer types affecting Hispanics/Latinos in the United States.
All About Cancer - A basic overview of cancer including resources for those newly diagnosed, risk factors and prevention strategies, genetics, and information on clinical trials. This section also includes guidance on how to find an oncologist, feature articles covering timely topics for patients, descriptions of common tests and procedures, and medical illustrations.
Coping - Practical suggestions for dealing with the physical, emotional, and social effects of cancer, and resources on navigating relationships, caregiving, end-of-life care, and grief and bereavement
Survivorship - Information about healthy living beyond cancer, including tracking your medical history using ASCO's Cancer Treatment Summaries and Survivorship Care Plans. Also includes information on rehabilitation, coping with the fear of recurrence, and late effects of treatment.
Advocacy and Policy - An introduction to cancer advocacy and the ASCO programs designed for patient advocates
Multimedia - Includes topic-specific videos and podcasts designed for patients, as well as anatomical and staging illustrations
Publications and Resources - The portal to ASCO's patient information resources including "What to Know" patient guides based on ASCO's clinical practice guidelines, fact sheets, Cancer Advances newsletter series, as well as links to support organizations
Cancer News and Meetings - News from ASCO meetings and symposia, ASCO and Cancer.Net events, and cancer awareness dates and activities
Cancer.Net En Español - Content for Cancer.Net visitors who speak Spanish, including translations of What to Know: ASCO's Guidelines, information on managing side effects, an introduction to clinical trials, and information on the most common cancer types in Hispanics/Latinos in the United States
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Last Updated: October 07, 2011