There is a vast amount of information available on the internet. This information can be very valuable when faced with a serious illness such as cancer. While we want you to gain the facts that you need to make informed decisions, it is important to be aware of the credentials and reputation of the organization providing the information. Please contact your nurse, or doctor with any questions you have about information you have found on the internet.
Listed below are some sites that may be useful to you and your family.
General Cancer Information
American Society for Radiation Oncology (www.ASCO.org) Answers specific questions regarding radiation therapy treatments
American Society of Clinical Oncology (www.ASCO.org) A professional organization that focuses on caring for and offering educational resources for patients with cancer.
RT Answers (www.rtanswers.org) Offers patient education about the treatment team, survivorship and treatment types. Recommended for prostate cancer patients ( www.pcf.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/PCF_HW_Guide.pdf).
Prostate Cancer Foundation (www.pcf.org) A foundation centering in the latest research, information, testing and screening for prostate cancer.
National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health (www.nci.nih.gov) 1-800-4-Cancer You can access several different sites from this central source for information.
American Cancer Society (ACS) (https://www.cancer.org) 1-800-ACS-2345 The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. The website helps you learn about treatment options, treatment decisions, tools, clinical trials, and coping mechanisms.
American Academy of Dermatology (https://www.aad.org) For the identification of skin cancers and melanoma.
American Brain Tumor Association (https://www.abta.org) The American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families.
American Institute for Cancer Research (https://www.aicr.org) Provides cancer news on diet and cancer prevention, including updates, recipes, free publications and health tips.
Lance Armstrong Foundation (https://www.livestrong.org) The Lance Armstrong Foundation believes that in the battle with cancer, unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything.
Mesothelioma (https://www.mesotheliomaveterans.org/mesothelioma/) United States Military veterans make up over 30% of all patients with malignant mesothelioma, caused by exposure to asbestos. Learn more about your benefits options with our VA-accredited claims agents, all free of charge.
Quackwatch ( www.quackwatch.com) Nonprofit Corporation developed to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies. It is a comprehensive source of information regarding fraudulent claims.
Cancer Hope Network (www.cancerhopenetwork.org) Provides one on one support for cancer patients and their families.
I Can Cope ( www.cancer.org) One of the many programs offered by the American Cancer Society.
Kids Konnected (www.kidskonnected.org) Provides friendship, understanding education, and support to kids (3-17) who have a parent with cancer. All groups are run by kids and led by Ph.D. child psychologists.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (www.canceradvocacy.org) Comprehensive platform for educating and connecting cancer survivors.
Idaho2Fly (www.idaho2fly.org) An Idaho community support fishing group for men with all forms of cancer. It facilitates a three day retreat with all equipment, food and lodging free of charge to guests. Watch this youtube video for insight into the trip. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsTFIWOPqsM)
Us TOO (http://www.ustoo.org/) Us TOO was founded by—and continues to be governed by—people directly affected by prostate cancer. We’re a nonprofit, established in 1990, that serves as a resource of volunteers with peer-to-peer support and educational materials to help men and their families/caregivers make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection, treatment options and related side effects.
Providing information on these websites does not imply endorsement by Idaho Urologic Institute. Technology changes quickly, if you find any of this information to be out-of-date or if you find other sites you find particularly helpful, please let us know. Thank you!