Suggested Websites
Below are a few of the most reputable websites for cancer and health information.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Responsible for supporting research designed to improve the quality, safety, and effectiveness of healthcare in the United States while providing information that helps consumers make better healthcare decisions.

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Assures that safe and effective drugs are available. This site includes the latest information on drug safety and news.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
This is the official U.S. government site for people with Medicare. It contains information on Medicare health plans, the Medicare drug benefit, Medigap insurance plans, links to state information, long term care information, full text of pamphlets, online forms to request a replacement Medicare card, to change an address or to determine eligibility

Family Caregiver Alliance
Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. Long recognized as a pioneer in health services, FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers. They provide fact sheets to conditions including cancer information as well as fact sheets in other languages.

FamilyDoctor (American Academy of Family Physicians)
Provides information health information for the whole family with clear and concise patient handouts written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals about common medical concerns and conditions. The Parents & Kids tab provides health information specifically written for each group. Spanish language materials are also available.

Food and Drug Administration
Federal government’s premier agency assigned with the task of ensuring that food and drugs are safe for human consumption, blood and blood products are safe for transfusions, medical devices are safe and effective, and transplanted tissues are safe. On this site, there is a section for consumers and patients where you find updates and information such as recalls and alerts as well as new and events.

JAMA for Patients
Specialties & topics for patients. Most recent content is listed first. The collection includes content published from 1998 forward.

Med Help International is a non-profit organization whose focus is to provide medical information in non-technical language and to an online health community through over 200 medical forums. The People section is where you can get advice and support from other patients while the MyMedHelp has forums led by doctors where you can get answers and medical information online. Registration is required but free.

National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health
For over 35 years, National Cancer Intitute's Cancer Information Specialists (CIS) have been providing scientifically based, unbiased information to patients, their families and friends.

National Cancer Institutes (NCI) Dictionary of Cancer Terms
Features 7,957 terms related to cancer and medicine.

National Cancer Institutes (NIH) Patient Safety in Clinical Trials
Information on patient safety during clinical trials.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, training complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.

NIH Senior Health
NIH SeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information.