Cancer Program


Resources

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 Program 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 Danielle.mccullogh@lcmchealth.org.

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:

Books

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
http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/UnderstandingYourDiagnosis/index

EmbodiWorks Integrative Cancer Care Resources—Cancer Diagnosis

http://www.embodiworks.org/2017/03/15/steps-to-learn-about-a-cancer-diagnosis-research-and-treatments/

National Cancer Institute (NCI)—Detection/Diagnosis
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection

Stanford Cancer Institute
http://cancer.stanford.edu/information/cancerDiagnosis/



Websites for Cancer Types

American Cancer Society (ACS)
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/index

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Cancer
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
http://www.lls.org/#/diseaseinformation/

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics#types



Websites for Breast Cancer

American Cancer Society—Breast Cancer
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/index?gclid=CKSwveC5nasCFdoS2godvizlnA

Breast Cancer.Org—Understanding Breast Cancer
http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Breast Cancer
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/basic_info/index.htm

National Cancer Institute—Breast Cancer
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast

Susan G. Komen Foundation—Breast Cancer Guide
http://ww5.komen.org/understandingbreastcancerguide.html



Websites for Blood-Related Cancers

American Cancer Society—Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/Non-HodgkinLymphoma/index

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society--Leukemia
http://www.lls.org/diseaseinformation/leukemia/

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society--Lymphoma
http://www.lls.org/diseaseinformation/lymphoma/

Leukemia Research Foundation
http://www.leukemia-research.org/

Lymphoma Research Foundation
http://www.lymphoma.org/

National Cancer Institute—Leukemia
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/leukemia

National Cancer Institute—Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/non-hodgkin



Websites for Colon Cancer

American Cancer Society—Colon/Rectum Cancer
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ColonandRectumCancer/index

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Colorectal Cancer
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/basic_info/index.htm

Colon Cancer Alliance
http://www.ccalliance.org/

National Cancer Institute—Colon Cancer
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/colon-and-rectal



Websites for Gynecologic Cancers

American Cancer Society—Cervical Cancer
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CervicalCancer/DetailedGuide/cervical-cancer-what-is-cervical-cancer

American Cancer Society—Ovarian Cancer
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/OvarianCancer/index

American Cancer Society—Vulvar Cancer
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/VulvarCancer/index

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Cervical Cancer
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/cervical/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Ovarian Cancer
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ovarian/index.htm

National Cancer Institute—Cervical Cancer
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/cervical

National Cancer Institute—Ovarian Cancer
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/ovarian

National Cancer Institute (NCI)—Vulvar Cancer
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/vulvar

National Cervical Cancer Coalition—HPV and Cervical Cancer
http://www.nccc-online.org/hpvcervical-cancer/

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
http://www.ovarian.org/

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
http://www.ocrf.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=158&Itemid=481&gclid=CO__5_TxsasCFZAs7AodFhZshg



Websites for Lung Cancer

American Cancer Society (ACS)—Lung Cancer
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/LungCancer-Non-SmallCell/?gclid=CLm-1L31sasCFQ8g2godrWM5gQ

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Lung Cancer
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/basic_info/index.htm

Lung Cancer.org
http://www.lungcancer.org/

National Cancer Institute—Lung Cancer
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/lung



Websites for Prostate Cancer

American Cancer Society (ACS)—Prostate Cancer
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ProstateCancer/OverviewGuide/prostate-cancer-overview-what-is-prostate-cancer

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Prostate Cancer
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/prostate/

National Cancer Institute—Prostate Cancer
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate

Us Too International Prostate Cancer Education & Support
http://www.ustoo.org/