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Patient Fact Sheets

Many of our 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 their education. Our goal is to provide you with resources to foster communication with your patients.

Bone Cancer

Bone Cancer Symptoms and Diagnosis

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

Breast Cancer

How to Communicate 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 Breast Cancer Treatment

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

How Cancer Patients Can Stay Safe in the Sun

This fact sheet helps cancer patients learn what they can do to protect themselves from skin cancer.

Diet and Cancer Prevention

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

Colorectal Cancer

Tests to Detect Colorectal Cancer and Polyps

A fact sheet to review the different types of test used to detect colon cancer and polyps.

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer and KRAS Gene Testing

This fact sheet helps patients with metastatic colorectal cancer to learn more about personalized medicine and KRAS gene testing.

Colorectal Cancer: The Importance of Screening and Early Detection

This fact sheet explains the importance of screening for colorectal/rectal/bowel cancer causes, symptoms, and risk factors.

Gastrointestinal Cancer

Tests to Detect Colorectal Cancer and Polyps

A fact sheet to review the different types of test used to detect colon cancer and polyps.

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer and KRAS Gene Testing

This fact sheet helps patients with metastatic colorectal cancer to learn more about personalized medicine and KRAS gene testing.

Colorectal Cancer: The Importance of Screening and Early Detection

This fact sheet explains the importance of screening for colorectal/rectal/bowel cancer causes, symptoms, and risk factors.

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 the grieving process in those who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Young Cancer Patients: How to Cope

This fact sheet provides signs, symptom management tips, treatment options, and more for younger patients coping with cancer.

Genitourinary Cancer

What is Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma?

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

Understanding the Stages of Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)

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

General Information for Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) Patients

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

Gynecologic Cancer

Vaccinating Against Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

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

Hematologic Cancers

Adherence and Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML): Overcome the Challenge to Taking Pills

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

Managing Practical Concerns in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

This fact sheet helps patients with acute chronic CML to sort through treatment options, manage side effects, and find financial aid.

Treatment Options for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

This fact sheet educates patients about what causes acute chronic CML and how it can be treated.

Liver Cancer

Liver Cancer Fact Sheet

This fact sheet informs patients on the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for liver cancer.

Lung Cancer

Where to Get Help to Quit Smoking

Patients can learn how to quick smoking cigarettes with the resources found in this informational fact sheet.

Smokeless Tobacco Effects, Harms and Cancer Risk

This patient fact sheet addresses common questions about the harms of smokeless, chewing tobacco.

Cigar Smoking Effects, Harms, and Cancer Risk

This fact sheets answers common questions, risks and health concerns for cigar smoking and cancer.

Lymphoma

Understanding Follicular Lymphoma

This fact sheet reviews information on the diagnosis, treatment, grade, and management of follicular lymphoma cancer.

Coping with Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma (PTCL) Cancer

This fact sheet explains the condition to newly-diagnosed patients, symptoms, treatment, and sources of support.

Prostate Cancer

Managing Bone Health in Prostate Cancer

This fact sheet answers some common questions about prostate cancer, bone scan, and metastasis.

Prostate Cancer: What to Know About Screening, Diagnosis

This fact sheet reviews current prostate cancer screening tests, guidelines, PSA, and risk factors.

Sarcoma

Coping with Soft Tissue Sarcoma Cancer

This fact sheet provides information about soft tissue sarcoma cancer, tumors, symptoms, and sources of support.

Skin Cancer

Melanoma: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

This fact sheet offers tips to decrease the risk of malignant melanoma, the fastest growing forms of skin cancer.

Melanoma Risk Factors and Screening

This patient fact sheet describes risk factors and preventative measures in skin cancer, malignant melanoma.

How Cancer Patients Can Stay Safe in the Sun

This fact sheet helps cancer patients learn what they can do to protect themselves from skin cancer.

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