The best cancer care starts with the best cancer information, and that’s why the Conquer Cancer Foundation supports Cancer.Net, the award-winning patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). With more than 30,000 members, ASCO is the voice of the world’s cancer physicians, and Cancer.Net brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer, their caregivers, family members, and friends.
Cancer.Net is designed to be a valuable resource throughout a patient’s cancer journey, from the time of diagnosis, through treatment, and into long-term survivorship. It provides information on more than 120 types of cancer, including facts about diagnosis, treatment options, clinical trials, current research, managing side effects, after treatment, and survivorship. It includes extensive information about how to cope with the emotional and social challenges that cancer can bring, and selected content is provided in Spanish. What’s more, Cancer.Net delivers credible cancer information in a variety of formats to make it easy for people to get information anytime, anywhere.
“I’ve had three cancers. I’ve had breast cancer, melanoma, and then colorectal cancer this past year. And when we would go to the doctor … a lot of times it was just so confusing and overwhelming, because eventhough I’ve been diagnosed previously, just to hear it again would be pretty scary. The last oncologist we were at, he actually took his prescription pad and turned it over and wrote ‘here’s a website I want you to go to—Cancer.Net, it has very accurate information’ … And so it has just been a great, great resource.”
The Conquer Cancer Foundation supports Cancer.Net because it is an up-to-date and trusted resource for comprehensive cancer information. All of the content is reviewed and approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board of more than 150 members, including cancer doctors who are members of ASCO—medical, surgical, radiation, and pediatric oncologists—oncology nurses, physician assistants, social workers, and patient advocates.
Well-informed patients are their own best advocates and invaluable partners for physicians. By providing timely, comprehensive, oncologist-approved information, Cancer.Net empowers people living with cancer to make informed health care decisions. You too can make a difference in the lives of people with cancer. Please join us—make a gift today to help empower the patients of tomorrow.