External Links and Resources

Cancers figure among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer related deaths in 2012 (1). This number is expected to increase to 24 million by 2035 (2). Find some useful resources here below.

National Cancer Institute’s Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,064 terms related to cancer and medicine.

What Causes Cancer? 34 Cancer Risk Calculators | calculators.org

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are approximately 500,000 cancer-related deaths each year. However, the organization also notes that many types of cancer can be prevented through healthy behaviors and early screening.

To help increase awareness and aid in early detection, following is a list of 34 cancer risk calculators for common types of cancer.

Cancer Prevention Recommendations | World Cancer Research Fund International

WCRF Int.'s analysis of global research shows that about a third of the most common cancers are preventable through a nutritious diet, maintaining a healthy weight and regular physical activity.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Cancer Treatment | National Cancer Institute (US)

Includes questions about cancer treatment, surgery, finding specialists, getting second opinions etc. 

Caring for the Patient with Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families | American Cancer Society

A cancer diagnosis affects close friends and family too. Find out what to expect if you become a caregiver for a person with cancer, and get tips for making sure that you take care of yourself as well.

Nearing the End of Life | American Cancer Society

Many patients with advanced cancer and their caregivers have questions about what they might expect during the last few months of life. In this section you can find information on what to expect when you or someone you care for are nearing the end of life, as well as information on hospice care and on coping with the loss of a loved one.

Medicare Hospice and Respite Coverage for Cancer Patients

Global Cancer Observatory | International Agency for Research on Cancer

The Global Cancer Observatory (GCO) is an interactive web-based platform presenting global cancer statistics to inform cancer control and cancer research. The platform focuses on the visualization of cancer indicators to illustrate the changing scale, epidemiological profile, and impact of the disease worldwide.