Patient Fact Sheets

Some of the Cancer Therapy Advisor Patient Information sheets are produced under the direction of our pharmacist editors; others are provided in conjunction with CancerCare.org or the National Cancer Institute. These easy-to-read fact sheets may be printed and distributed to patients to enhance education. Our goal is to provide you with resources to foster communication with your patients.

Bone Cancer

Bone Cancer

This fact sheet offers an overview of bone cancer as well as information on symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Breast Cancer

Communicating Metastatic Breast Cancer Pain

This fact sheet educates patients on how to properly describe the details of their metastatic breast cancer pain to their oncologist.

Molecular Profiling: Personalizing Treatment for Breast Cancer

This patient information fact sheet reviews how doctors use molecular profiling to offer patients more targeted therapy options.

BRCA1 and BRCA2: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing

This fact sheet provides information about the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and related genetic testing.

Cancer Prevention

Staying Safe in the Sun

Help your patients learn what they can do to protect themselves from skin cancer with this patient fact sheet.

Diet and Cancer Prevention

This patient information fact sheet details all available diet and lifestyle methods known to aid in cancer prevention.

Colorectal Cancer

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer and KRAS Gene Testing

Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer can use this fact sheet to learn more about personalized medicine and KRAS gene testing.

Colorectal Cancer: The Importance of Screening and Early Detection

This patient information fact sheet explains the importance of screening for colorectal cancer along its causes, symptoms, and risk factors.

Colorectal Cancer: New Tools for Making Decisions About Treatment

This patient fact sheet explains two tests used in an approach called "personalized medicine." Doctors use these tests to plan colorectal cancer treatment that will be the most effective for an individual patient.

Gastrointestinal Cancer

Tests to Detect Colorectal Cancer and Polyps

Review the different types of test used to detect colon cancer and polyps.

Esophageal Cancer

This patient information fact sheet explains the causes, symptoms, and treatments associated with esophageal cancer.

Stomach Cancer Fact Sheet

This patient information fact sheet provides information on the definition and causes of stomach cancer, along with available treatments.

General Cancer Information

Follow-up Care After Cancer Treatment

This fact sheet explains what follow-up cancer care is and what patients can expect from it.

How to Help Someone Who is Grieving

This fact sheet contains helpful tips for caregivers, friends, and family who are grieving.

Coping With Cancer as a Young Adult

This fact sheet provides tips for younger patients who are coping with cancer.

Genitourinary Cancer

What is Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma?

This fact sheet reviews a rare type of kidney cancer and the research currently being conducted in this area.

Stages of Renal Cell Cancer

This patient fact sheet covers the stages of renal cell carcinoma as well as tests used to find out if the cancer cells have spread.

General Information About Renal Cell Carcinoma

This fact sheet for patients reviews the cause, symptoms, tests, and prognosis for renal cell carcinoma.

Gynecologic Cancer

Vaccinating Against HPV

This fact sheet educates patients about HPV vaccines, HPV prevention, and cancer types associated with HPV infection.

Hematologic Cancers

Adherence and CML: Overcome the Challenges to Taking Your Pills

This fact sheet offers tips to help patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia overcome challenges to adhering to treatment regimens.

Managing Practical Concerns Raised by CML

Patients with CML may need help sorting through treatment options, managing side effects, and finding financial aid. This fact sheet is designed to offer support in these areas.

Treatments for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

This fact sheet educates patients about what causes chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and how it can be treated.

Liver Cancer

Liver Cancer

This patient information fact sheet provides information on the basics relating to the liver and the causes of and treatments for liver cancer.

Lung Cancer

Where To Get Help When You Decide To Quit Smoking

Patients can learn more about resources that can help them quit smoking in this informational fact sheet.

Smokeless Tobacco and Cancer

This patient information sheet addresses common questions about the harms of smokeless tobacco.

Cigar Smoking and Cancer

This fact sheets answers common questions patients may have about the link between cigar smoking and cancer.

Lymphoma

Understanding Follicular Lymphoma

Review information on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of follicular lymphoma.

Coping With Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma

Peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) is a rare and aggressive form of cancer. This fact sheet explains the condition to newly diagnosed patients and provides sources of support.

Prostate Cancer

Caring for Your Bones When You Have Prostate Cancer

This patient fact sheet answers some commonly asked questions about prostate cancer and bone health. It also discusses steps you can take to care for your bones.

Prostate Cancer: What You Should Know About Screening and Diagnosis

Prostate cancer screening is important in the early detection of prostate cancer because many patients do not have symptoms. This guide reviews current screening tests, recommendations, and risk factors.

Sarcoma

Coping with Soft Tissue Sarcoma

A diagnosis of soft-tissue sarcoma can leave many patients unsure of what to do next. This fact sheet provides more information about this type of cancer and lists sources of support.

Skin Cancer

Melanoma: Causes and Prevention

Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers, but it can be prevented. Patients can use these tips to decrease the risk of skin cancer.

Risk Factors and Screening for Melanoma

This patient fact sheet describes the risk factors for and preventative measures to take against melanoma.

Staying Safe in the Sun

Help your patients learn what they can do to protect themselves from skin cancer with this patient fact sheet.

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