Consumer - Cancer

American Cancer Society

Learn about Cancer, Stay Healthy, Find Support & Treatment, Explore Research, and Get Involved.

Breast Self Exam

Aetna InteliHealth is premiering a Breast Self-Exam (BSE) flash video tool to help women perform breast examination in the privacy of their own home. The tool shows women how to search for breast lumps, thicknesses, swollen lymph nodes and other changes that may indicate a visit to their doctor is necessary. Women are urged to begin the monthly self-exams at age 20. The tool provides a Spanish translation.


This site is put together by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and is the voice of the world's cancer physicians.  It is the ASCO's patient information website and brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them.

Find an Oncologist Database

Center for Disease Control. Cancer Prevention and Control

Cancer fact sheets, Prostate cancer awareness, breast cancer awareness, ovarian cancer awareness, software programs for cancer registries.

Inside Cancer

Multimedia guide to cancer: causes and prevention, hallmarks of cancer, diagnosis and treatment, and pathways to cancer. Information from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. Award winning site in 2005.

MAYO Clinic.  Cancer Information

Produced by a team of Web professionals and medical experts, this site gives information about cancer and the many kinds of cancer.

MEDLINE Plus Cancer Information Site

This National Library of Medicine site contains pre-evaluated links to sites in the following areas:

  • Latest news
  • From the National Institutes of Health
  • General and Overviews
  • Alterative therapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Diagnosis/Symptoms
  • Disease management and Nutrition
  • Prevention/Screening
  • Research
  • Specific conditions/Aspects
  • Treatment
  • Law and Policy
  • Journals/Newsletters
  • Organizations
  • Genetics
  • Statistics
  • Children

National Cancer Institute

For the general public and health professionals, this site offers consumer-orientated information on a wide range of topics as well as comprehensive descriptions of research programs. Scientists will find detailed information on specific areas of research and funding opportunities.

National Foundation for Cancer Research

NFCR's Web site provides information about prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer, as well as content about research for a cancer cure. NFCR was founded in 1973 and supports basic science cancer research at universities and research hospitals worldwide.

OncoLink: Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania

OncoLink is a multimedia oncology information resource developed by the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, and the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center.

Testicular Self-Exam

Detailed explanation of how to do a testicular self-exam by the Testicular Cancer Resource Center.

Texas Cancer Information

The Texas Cancer Info site is an Internet portal to cancer-related information, resources, and publications. Links are reviewed for quality and include info on physicians, cancer control, links by topic statistics, support survivorship, facilities and services, access to care, and general cancer info. These links include Web sites based in Texas as well as those found across the country.