Consumer Health: Cancer

Use this guide to find information on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and on living well with common health conditions.

Tig Notaro on Going Live About Her Life

Comedian Tig Notaro, interviewed on NPR"s Fresh Air, talks about using humor to cope with her cancer diagnosis.


Web Sites

American Cancer Society
Includes cancer facts & figures, treatment decision tools, stories of hope, discussion boards, etc.
Provides extensive information for patients and health professionals from the National Cancer Institute.

CDC-Cancer Prevention and Control
Includes information on prevention, cancer types, and living with and beyond cancer.

Mayo Clinic Cancer
Includes basic and detailed information about cancer, multimedia resources, and expert answers and blog.

Provides information on types of cancer, treatment options, and coping strategies from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: About Herbs, Botanicals, & Other Products
Provides information on alternative therapies for cancer patients.


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Consumer Health Complete
Includes evidence-based reports, encyclopedias and other reference books, pamphlets, news, drug and herb information, images and diagrams, and videos and animations on diseases, conditions, and procedures. Off-campus access restricted to individuals with current MU ids.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Includes the full-text of almost 80 consumer health magazines, over 1000 pamphlets, and over 130 health reference books. Also includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary. Off-campus access restricted to individuals with current MU ids.

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