You are not alone when you or a loved one receives cancer treatment at the Holy Cross Hospital Cancer Institute. Along with your cancer care team and support services, we offer additional resources and tools you may find helpful as you move from diagnosis and treatment to cancer survivorship. We’ll be with you every step of the way.
Our Cancer Institute resources include a patient guide, online cancer health library, tools to download and a list of cancer consumer and research websites. We’ve assembled this information based on our experience and input from cancer survivors and their families.
Breast Cancer Patient Guide
The Cancer Institute developed a comprehensive patient guide to breast cancer that includes information useful to all cancer patients. The guide features information on coping with cancer, dealing with treatment side effects, the type of health professionals who might be part of your cancer care team, and community resources. Learn more from the Breast Cancer Patient Handbook.
We’ve developed user-friendly tools we hope will be helpful – including a list of questions to ask your doctor and a glossary. Holy Cross Hospital also has tools aimed at prevention and wellness, including an interactive health assessment tool for cancer to help gauge your risk factors. You can check out our tools and print copies to take with you when needed:
Cancer Health Library
If you want to learn more on your own, our online library can help, providing in-depth information on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of cancer patients. You can browse by topic or use the reference index. Among 4,000 health and wellness articles covering over 1,500 medical topics you’ll find information on all types of cancer, symptoms, tests, and treatment – including surgery and alternative therapies. There are also in-depth reports on breast cancer, gynecological cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer. And, the latest news about cancer – including research – is also available. Browse the online cancer library.
Additional Website Resources
There is a lot of information about cancer available to the public. We’ve provided a list of organizations that offer useful information on their websites, including some that are frequently visited. Some organizations listed offer consumer-friendly information, while others take a more clinical approach.