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Cancer Care


Touro provides access to helpful information and resources.

For many people, a diagnosis of cancer initially leads to a search for information. Having the right amount and type of information is important when making treatment decisions and other decisions regarding your care. Touro recognizes your need to access reliable cancer-specific information and offers you several ways to become informed:

Patient Resource Library: Located in the Supportive Cancer Care Center on the 1st floor of Touro Infirmary, the library is stocked with books and free brochures on cancer, and offers access to cancer-specific websites through the library’s computer.

Touro Cancer Care Website: An online resource available at here that offers useful, concise information to help you throughout the cancer care continuum from diagnosis to treatment and beyond

New Patient Orientation: This is an opportunity to meet with the Cancer Care Navigator, to get information on cancer and have your questions answered. You can schedule an orientation session by calling Danielle McCullogh, RN, BSN at 504.210.4475 or email her at

Touro Guidebooks:

These two guidebooks present information in a way that is easy to understand. A copy of the guidebooks can be obtained by visiting the Patient Resource Library in the Touro Supportive Cancer Care Center or by calling 504.897.8678.

If you are newly diagnosed with cancer, determining the right kind and amount of information you need is important. Finding reliable information and resources that you can trust is critical to making decisions about your treatment and feeling confident about what to do next.

Here are some helpful books and online resources you might want to consider:


A Cancer Battle Plan by David J. Fraham

* Anticancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber, PhD

Breast Cancer Survival Manual, Fourth Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Woman with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer by John Link

* Cancer: 50 Essential Things to Do (Revised and Updated Edition) by Greg Anderson

Diagnosis Cancer: Your Guide Through the First Few Months by Wendy Schlessel Harpham

* Informed Decisions, Second Edition: The Complete Book of Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery by Harmon J. Eyre, M.D., Dianne P. Lange, & Lois B. Morris

* Life Over Cancer: The Block Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment by Keith Block, M.D.

Living Through Breast Cancer by Carolyn Kaelin

My ABC Book of Cancer by Shannin Chamberlain

There’s No Place Like Hope: A Guide to Beating Cancer in Mind-Sized Bites by Vickie Girard

* This book is available for check-out in Touro’s Patient Resource Library

Websites for Cancer Diagnosis

American Cancer Society (ACS)—Understanding Your Diagnosis

EmbodiWorks Integrative Cancer Care Resources—Cancer Diagnosis

National Cancer Institute (NCI)—Detection/Diagnosis

Stanford Cancer Institute

Websites for Cancer Types

American Cancer Society (ACS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Cancer

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Websites for Breast Cancer

American Cancer Society—Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer.Org—Understanding Breast Cancer

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Breast Cancer

National Cancer Institute—Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen Foundation—Breast Cancer Guide

Websites for Blood-Related Cancers

American Cancer Society—Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society--Leukemia

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society--Lymphoma

Leukemia Research Foundation

Lymphoma Research Foundation

National Cancer Institute—Leukemia

National Cancer Institute—Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Websites for Colon Cancer

American Cancer Society—Colon/Rectum Cancer

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Colorectal Cancer

Colon Cancer Alliance

National Cancer Institute—Colon Cancer

Websites for Gynecologic Cancers

American Cancer Society—Cervical Cancer

American Cancer Society—Ovarian Cancer

American Cancer Society—Vulvar Cancer

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Cervical Cancer

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Ovarian Cancer

National Cancer Institute—Cervical Cancer

National Cancer Institute—Ovarian Cancer

National Cancer Institute (NCI)—Vulvar Cancer

National Cervical Cancer Coalition—HPV and Cervical Cancer

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Websites for Lung Cancer

American Cancer Society (ACS)—Lung Cancer

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Lung Cancer


National Cancer Institute—Lung Cancer

Websites for Prostate Cancer

American Cancer Society (ACS)—Prostate Cancer

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Prostate Cancer

National Cancer Institute—Prostate Cancer

Us Too International Prostate Cancer Education & Support