ASCO Answers Fact Sheets

ASCO Answers is a collection of oncologist-approved patient education materials developed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for people with cancer and their caregivers. This series of fact sheets provides a one-page (front and back) introduction to a specific type of cancer or cancer-related topic. Each PDF document includes an overview of the subject, words to know, and questions to ask the health care team. The following titles are available to download for free. For printing quantities over 100, please reach out to

Vaccinations for People with Cancer

Getting a COVID-19 Shot When You Have Cancer

Getting a Flu Shot When You Have Cancer


Cancer Types

Bladder Cancer

Breast Cancer (Spanish)

Breast Cancer, Metastatic

Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Cervical Cancer 

Colorectal Cancer (Spanish)

Esophageal Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer 

Kidney Cancer

Lung Cancer (Spanish)


Multiple Myeloma

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 

Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Peritoneal Cancer 

Pancreatic Cancer

Prostate Cancer (Spanish)

Stomach Cancer

Thyroid Cancer

Uterine Cancer


Diagnosis, Treatment, and Coping

Cancer Clinical Trials

Catheters & Ports

Effective Caregiving at Home

Oral Chemotherapy

Radiation Therapy

Safe Storage and Disposal of Pain Medications

Taking Your Medication Correctly

Understanding Complete Blood Count (CBC) Tests

Understanding Chemotherapy

Understanding Immunotherapy

When the Doctor Says "Cancer"


Side Effects


Anxiety and Depression

Appetite Loss







Managing Pain

Nausea and Vomiting 


Palmar-Plantar Erythrodysesthesia (Hand-Foot Syndrome)

Peripheral Neuropathy


Sexual Side Effects

Side Effects of Immunotherapy

Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count)

When Cancer Spreads to the Bone

When Cancer Spreads to the Brain

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