Cancer is a life-changing event for half of all men and one-third of all women in this country who will develop some form of cancer.

Cancer treatment options have improved greatly over the past few years. The survival rates for cancer have also improved. Today, more than 11 million people alive in the U.S. have had some type of cancer, and many are cancer-free. Early detection, through regular screening exams, is important, so talk to your doctor about which screening tests are right for you.

The Internet, while a great resource for understanding different types of cancer and treatments, is also a place of misinformation about the disease. This page contains a few educational resources considered more reliable by medical professionals and we encourage you to discuss any questions you might have with your physician.

American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org

National Cancer Institute: www.cancer.gov

People Living with Cancer: www.cancer.net

Oncolink: www.oncolink.org

Cancer Hope Network: www.cancerhopenetwork.org

Susan G. Komen Foundation: www.komen.org

Breast Cancer: www.breastcancer.org

Lung Cancer: www.lungcancer.org

Colon Cancer Alliance: www.ccalliance.org

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: www.lls.org