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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.

MTCC Prevention Educational Materials

MTCC advocates that Cancer is not only a medical  issue but requires the involvement of the largest number of stakeholders, including non-doctor health officers, administrators, schools, patients’ advocacy groups , survivors.

As of World Cancer Day February 4, 2018 MTCC's Eduational Materials will be officially launched. 

Safe Handling of Hazardous Chemotherapy Drugs in Limited-Resource Settings

This monograph describes in detail the rationale for and approaches to implementation of these alternative approaches to safe handling of hazardous chemotherapy drugs in low-resource settings.

Alcohol & Breast Cancer Infographic

Today, we share an infographic by Ruth De Quincey. Ruth writes for Rehab 4 Alcoholism, a British helpline for people seeking alcohol rehab in London. This infographic explores the link between drinking alcohol and developing breast cancer.

This infographic shares data from recent studies that illustrate a correlation between frequent alcohol consumption and the development of breast cancer.  This data is illustrated visually in this infographic using a variety of different pic-o-grams.

You may be surprised to learn that drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol may increase your likelihood of developing breast cancer.

Amongst non-drinkers, 116 women in 1,000 will develop breast cancer. Out of 1,000 women who drink 6 or more units of alcohol per day, 186 went on to develop breast cancer.

The infographic also includes advice aimed to assist women who may be looking to cut down on the amount of alcohol they are consuming each day.

Cancer survivors: Managing your emotions after cancer treatment

Get to know the emotions that are common for cancer survivors and how to manage your feelings. Find out what's normal and what indicates you should consider getting help.

Coping With A Child’s Illness While You’re In Recovery

It’s a terrible thing, to watch a child go through an illness or deal with life-altering consequences, and it can lead to depression and other mood disorders very quickly. For that reason, it’s imperative to make a conscious decision now to learn coping methods that are healthy and don’t require a substance. It is possible, and with a little help, you can get through it.

Helping Children Cope When a Parent has Cancer

Cancer treatment can create many changes and stresses within a family. Every member of the family, especially children can be affected. Parents often ask how they can best help their children when a parent is ill. 

The Emotional and Psychological Effects of Cancer

Despite advances in cancer care, the disease remains the second-leading cause of death behind only heart disease. Cancer’s association with mortality can wreak havoc on an afflicted person’s psyche, affecting their emotional and psychological well being, including mood and daily activities, say oncology experts and patients who spoke with Angie’s List.

My Pet Has Cancer - 8 Must Know Tips For Comfort And Care

Has your cat or dog been recently diagnosed with cancer? Are you anxious to do all you can do to save and care for  your beloved pet, whatever it takes? Read on for some must know tips on how to do the best for your pet (and yourself) in this most difficult time.

Princess Maxima Foundation helping children with cancer

A short series about a fantastic project in Kenya by the Princess Maxima Foundation that helps children with cancer.

World Cancer Day 2018: Is prevention worth more than cure?

World Cancer Day is on the 4th of February. The purpose is to increase global awareness and get as many people talking about the disease as possible. Essentially, unite people from all around the world in the fight against cancer—and with worldwide incidence set to increase to 21.7 million by 2030, the fight is now.

Enjoy the Sun Safely

The incidence of skin cancers has been increasing worldwide over the past decades in an alarming rate. One of the reasons is the thinning ozone sphere, causing overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. On the other hand, bad outdoor habits that are common nowadays help the increasing danger for melanoma development. Both non-melanoma skin cancer and melanoma – the most serious form of skin cancer – could be highly prevented by avoiding sun-derived UV radiation.

What scientists mean by “heterogeneity” and why you should care

The term “diversity” is frequently circulated in our modern world. We are all different: we look different, have different personalities, and like different things. This is easy for us to understand and accept, yet it is only recently that this truth has been acknowledged in for example cancer drug development. Instead of trying to find the one magic pill, that will cure cancer, we have started to realise that cancer is a heterogenous (or in other words: diverse) disease. It is adaptable, ingenious, and more than a match for a one-size-fits all approach to cancer therapy.