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People can be overwhelmed after hearing the doctor say cancer. To help you answer common questions about cancer and feel more in control of your health, refer to this list of information and resources. It can help you learn about your diagnosis, find medical care and support, and get organized.
Learn About Your Diagnosis
Read detailed information about a specific type of cancer or cancer-related syndrome, including a specialized list of questions to ask your doctor.
Understand the meaning of the medical terms you may hear.
See drawings of the parts of the body where cancer can occur, including pictures of different stages of specific cancers.
Find Medical Care
Learn more about choosing an oncologist.
Find information on selecting where to receive your cancer treatment.
Learn more about the importance of seeking a second opinion.
Find out more about becoming comfortable with making decisions about your cancer care and treatment.
Find Support and Get Organized
Learn what emotional and social effects are possible with a cancer diagnosis, along with coping strategies.
Find out how you can become more active in managing your cancer care.
Learn how to keep a complete record of your medical care and the importance of doing so.
Download the free Cancer.Net Mobile app for your smartphone to get portable cancer information, track your side effects, save information about your prescriptions, and record answers to your personalized list of questions.
Last Updated: February 23, 2012