Trustworthy, comprehensive information for laymen on a variety of diseases and conditions, wellness and prevention, clinical trials, and more. Website also features online tools for storing health info, drug records, and searchable databases to help find doctors and health insurance.
A free search engine for finding MEDLINE citations and others from medical research journals. A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, it contains 18 million citations from more than 5,000 journals in the U.S. and 80+ countries. New citations added weekly.
Exhaustive information on prescription drugs and medical articles aimed primarily at healthcare professionals, but accessible (with free registration) to consumers. Reports, primarily academic in format, require some familiarity with medical terminology.
Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)
Smart, well-organized starting point for online cancer research. Online mailing lists foster an active, informative community among those touched by cancer. Helpful links to support, resources, financial assistance, clinical trials, news, and research.
Cancer Support Community
Uniting The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club Worldwide, the Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education, and hope to people affected by cancer.
Free one-on-one support: connecting cancer fighters, survivors, and
caregivers. Imerman Angels partners a person fighting cancer with
someone who has beaten the same type of cancer. Visit website for
info about the service and to request support.
Lance Armstrong Foundation
The Lance Armstrong Foundation (aka Livestrong) provides comprehensive support resources for survivors of all types of cancer. Notably, they have a Treatment Options tool, a micro-site to help patients develop a personalized plan for post-treatment care (livestrongcareplan.org), survivor videos, and clinical trial listings.
Look Good, Feel Better
Free program helps women and teens cope with appearance-related
changes from cancer treatment. On website: step-by-step tips for skin
care, makeup, and hair care from experts, “before” and “after” pictures, info on group workshops in all 50 states. English and Spanish.
The Oncofertility Consortium
The Oncofertility Consortium® is a national, interdisciplinary initiative
designed to address the complex health care and quality-of-life issues that concern young cancer patients whose fertility may be threatened by their disease or its treatment. Resources available for patients, healthcare professionals, researchers, scholars, and educators.