Medical Resources

There are plenty of sources of information online however finding a reliable can be overwhelming. Also, in situations of stress, it is always more comfortable reading in our native languages to complement the explanations given by the Oncologist.

Here below, I listed my favorite (multilingual) sites: 

Site name & LinkSite descriptionHighlightsLanguages
www.Cancer.orgAmerican Cancer Society- Cancer A to Z: Information per Cancer type
- Talking About Cancer: information for caregivers, advice on our to discuss it with children, advice to the patient
- Treatment & Support: Key treatments explanation, Port-a-Cath, Treatment Side effect follow-up tools.
English & Spanish. Selected sections in French, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, Chinese, Russian. etc..
www.cancer.govNational Cancer Institute (NHI)- Diagnosis & Staging: Various Lab and Imaging tests, Cancer staging explanations.
- Cancer types in particular related to Children and Young Adults
- Cancer Treatment: Side effects
English, Spanish
www.cancer.caCanadian Cancer Society- Resources, Publications: Booklets to download per type of Cancer and on various treatments
- Overall great content
English, French
www.CancerCareSpecialities.comOncology information page from Al Zahra Dubai Hospital- Services: Booklets per Cancer type, Treatment type to downloadEnglish
www.cancerresearchuk.orgCancer Research UK- Cancer screening tests explained in detailEnglish
www.cancer.luCancer Foundation of Luxembourg - Patient information booklets on types of Cancer, treatments and prevention.French, German and some information in Portuguese
www.nccn.orgNational Comprehensive Network (US)- Very detailed information to Patients & Caregivers per topic, type of Cancer, eventually per stageEnglish
www.breastcancer.orgBreast Cancer.orgInformation site dedicated to Breast CancerEnglish
www.asbestos.comThe mesothelioma centerInformation site dedicated to Pleural MesotheliomaEnglish Cancer Foundation AustraliaInformation site dedicated to Prostate CancerEnglish, Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Vietnamese

Inspired? What do you think?