Where can I find good information about cancer and cancer treatment?

Learning about what might be expected as part of living with a disease often helps people feel more prepared or in control. There are many great websites that provide information about the various kinds of cancers, and how those cancers are diagnosed and treated. As you try to make sense of the information you find, it is important to remember that there is a wide variation in how cancer affects different people. Ultimately, the health care team involved in your care will be in the best position to provide you with information that is specific to your health circumstances.

General information found on the following websites may help you in thinking about questions you may want to discuss with your health care provider:

Canadian Cancer Society
A national, community-based organization of volunteers. Its website offers general information about the various kinds of cancer, treatments, cancer statistics in Canada, and the Canadian Cancer Encyclopedia. It also provides a toll-free phone number for specific questions.

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
A connection to online services, information and resources for cancer control, prevention, screening, treatment, and supportive, palliative and end-of-life care.

National Cancer Institute
A U.S. based website that provides information about a wide variety of common cancers and their treatment.

A U.S. based website that provides comprehensive guides for more than 120 types of cancer and cancer-related syndromes.

A U.K. based website that provides a wide variety of information about cancer and living with cancer.

Your provincial cancer agency website likely has valuable information about cancer control and programs and services in your area. Click on a link below or go to Programs and Services, which also has other local and regional information.

BC Cancer Agency (and Yukon Territory)
Alberta Cancer Board (and Northwest Territories)
Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
CancerCare Manitoba
Cancer Care Ontario
la Fondation québécoise du cancer
Newfoundland Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation
Cancer Care Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island Cancer Treatment Centre
New Brunswick Cancer Network

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