ASCO Answers Patient Education Materials

Below are several of ASCO's publications and resources for patients. All of these materials can be purchased in bulk through the ASCO University Bookstore.

ASCO Answers Fact Sheets

A one-page (front and back) introduction of a specific type of cancer or cancer-related topic, including an overview of the subject, terms to know, and questions to ask the doctor.

ASCO Answers Guides to Cancer

Comprehensive, patient-friendly guides that contain trusted information about the diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and psychosocial effects of a specific cancer. Five titles are available to download as a PDF here:

ASCO Answers Guide to Cancer Survivorship

ASCO Answers Cancer Survivorship; Trusted Information to Help Manage Your Care From the American Society of Clinical Oncology; Cancer.Net ® Doctor-Approved Patient Information from ASCO ®

Multiple award winning guide that helps people understand what to expect after active treatment has finished, such as potential psychological, physical, sexual, reproductive, financial, and work-related challenges. It also includes a blank treatment summary and survivorship care plan.

ASCO Answers Guide to Caregiving

Workbook-style guide that helps people caring for someone with cancer. Includes practical tips, advice for communicating with family and the health care team, and blank pages to help track medications and coordinate caregiving tasks.

Advanced Cancer Care Planning

A booklet to help those after a diagnosis of advanced cancer better understand their treatment options, discuss these options for care, and find support.

Managing Cancer-Related Pain

Learn about the importance of pain relief, including its causes, how it is diagnosed, and types of pain-relief strategies. This booklet also includes a pain tracking sheet to help patients record how pain affects them. 

Managing the Cost of Cancer Care

Information, tools, and resources to help patients manage the financial consequences of a cancer diagnosis

Managing Your Weight After a Cancer Diagnosis

This booklet empowers patients to talk with their health care team about losing weight and provides resources to help patients succeed

Palliative Care

Learn more about receiving support and finding relief from the symptoms of cancer and side effects of its treatment, regardless of age or type and stage of cancer.

Stopping Tobacco Use After a Cancer Diagnosis

Information to empower people to talk with their health care team about quitting tobacco use, with resources to be successful.