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Cancer Risk Awareness: 8 Lifesaving Resources 2015-02-24T19:07:36+00:00

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).

The following resources provide information for those touched by cancer: cancer patients, cancer survivors, and cancer caregivers and companions. Please review and share them with anyone you believe may benefit:

National Cancer Institute’s Dictionary of Cancer Terms
http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary

What Causes Cancer? 34 Cancer Risk Calculators
http://www.calculators.org/health/cancer.php

Cancer Prevention Recommendations
http://www.wcrf.org/int/research-we-fund/our-cancer-prevention-recommendations

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Cancer Treatment
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/cancerlibrary/questions/treatment

ZocDoc Oncologist Locator
http://www.zocdoc.com/oncologists

Caring for the Patient with Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/dealingwithsymptomsathome/caring-for-the-patient-with-cancer-at-home-intro

Nearing the End of Life | American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/nearingtheendoflife/nearingtheendoflife/nearing-the-end-of-life-toc

Medicare Hospice and Respite Coverage for Cancer Patients
http://www.medicareconsumerguide.com/hospice

1) http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs297/en/

2) http://www.wcrf.org/int/cancer-facts-figures/worldwide-data