Education and Online Resources

Education can serve as a strong foundation for healthy living. Our Cancer Library was created in 1992 by a donation to the oncology unit and is dedicated to the continued education of patients. Patients may borrow books and return them prior to discharge from the hospital.

These online resources offer valuable information for anyone interesting in learning more about cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and recovery.

American Cancer Society
This site includes information about prevention, as well information specially developed for patients, families, friends, and survivors. You can also use the site to search for local ACS activities and volunteer opportunities.

National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute is a division of the National Institute of Health, a federally funded program. This site provides information about treatment options, clinical trials, and research findings. Some of the information is very scientific, other parts are more focused for patients and families.
Featuring sections for patients/families, physicians, and nurses, this site features guides for living with cancer and community message boards that allow you to share your thoughts and ask questions of other cancer patients, survivors, and medical specialists.

Oncolink, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
OncoLink provides comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances. Information about coping with cancer is also included.

Lymphoma Information Network
Developed to offer information about Hodgkin's Disease and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The site provides content for both a basic understanding of the diseases as well as more scientific information.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Similar to the lymphoma site described above, this site is a good starting point for those seeking information about multiple myeloma. from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
This site includes easy-to-understand facts on prevention, detection, and a searchable scientific guide on breast cancer.

Cancer Caring Center
The Cancer Caring Center is a non profit organization dedicated to helping people diagnosed with cancer, their families and friends cope with the emotional impact of cancer. The Center is not alternative to medical treatment, it is complementary.

Cancer.Net, formerly People Living With Cancer (PLWC), brings the expertise and resources of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them. All the information and content on Cancer.Net was developed and approved by the cancer doctors at ASCO, making Cancer.Net the most up-to-date and trusted resource for cancer information on the Internet.

Gilda's Club Western Pennsylvania
Gilda's Club is a special place where the focus is on living with cancer and where men, women and children with any kind of cancer and their family members and friends can plan and build life-changing emotional and social support. It is a free haven for anyone, and any age with cancer.

Gilda's Club Western Pennsylvania
2816 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4722
Phone 412-338-1919

Jefferson Regional Medical Center
565 Coal Valley Road
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025

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