© 2005-2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). All rights reserved worldwide.
This section provides information on the following topics:
Staging is the process of describing the size and location of the tumor(s) and whether the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. This section provides an overview of staging.
This section includes general information on the most common types of cancer treatment, such as surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. This section also describes some of the less common therapies such as hormone therapy, biologic therapy, and targeted therapy.
Information on managing the potential side effects of cancer and cancer treatment.
This article explains the importance of relieving the symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatment, an approach called palliative care.
Information on the safety and effectiveness of CAM, including questions to ask your doctor when considering CAM, risks and potential benefits of CAM, facts about supplements, and how to find reliable CAM resources.
Learn more about the importance of addressing the emotional and social needs of people with cancer, including resources that can help patients and caregivers find assistance.
Information on organizing your cancer care, including medical forms to track your medical history, appointment notes, and treatment instructions.
Information for caregivers, including ways to cope with cancer in a loved one, tips on caregiving, and online resources for caregivers.
Information on coping with fertility and cancer treatment, pregnancy and cancer, menopause and cancer, and where to find support.
Learn more about diagnosing and treating a cancer recurrence.
This section provides a list of prescription drug databases that describe how medications work, the cancers for which they are generally prescribed, safety precautions, and potential side effects.