ASCO Answers Patient Education Materials

Below are several of ASCO's publications and resources for patients, all available as free PDF downloads. Several ASCO Answers materials are also available for download in Spanish. View a flyer to see Spanish titles or read below. For printing quantities over 100, please reach out to

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, words to know, and questions to ask the health care team. Browse titles and download as printable PDFs.

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 in English or Spanish here:

ASCO Answers Guide to Cancer Survivorship

ASCO Answers Cancer Survivorship; Practical and Trusted Information to Manage Life After Cancer 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 Caring for a Loved One With Cancer

ASCO Answers Caring for a Loved One With Cancer

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

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

A S C O Answers: Managing Cancer-Related Pain: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Caregivers; A S C O ® Cancer.Net, Doctor-Approved Patient Information

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

A S C O Answers: Managing the Cost of Cancer Care: Practical Guidance for Patients and Families; A S C O ® Cancer.Net, Doctor-Approved Patient Information

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

Palliative Care

A S C O Answers: Palliative Care: A Guide to Coping with Side Effects for People With Cancer and Their Families from the American Society of Clinical Oncology; A S C O ® Cancer.Net, Doctor-Approved Patient Information

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.