Patient & Family Education Center

The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: October 2, 2012

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OncoLink Rx
Handouts on chemotherapy and other commonly used medications

Handouts on common side effects by category

These sheets are also available in Spanish. Choose the one you want from this list, then click on the "OncoLink en espanol" button at the top left of the page to translate.

Build My Patient Treatment Binder


Diagnostic Tests
Patient teaching sheets on various procedures & diagnostic tests

Cancer Types
General information on cancer types and disease overviews

Cancer Treatment Information
General treatment information

Financial Information for Patients

Foreign Language Materials

The following sites contain materials in languages other than English. While materials would ideally be interpreted by trained medical interpreters, it is not always possible to get materials written this way. If a family member speaks English, it may be a good idea to review a document with them first to be sure it says what you think it says. If you know a good site with foreign language materials, submit it to us.

Health Information Translations: Information on many health conditions, translated by trained personnel, available in English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Hindu, Somalia, Korean, Ukrainian, French & Spanish.

SUNYit Culture Med™ (State University of New York Institute of Technology): Compiled list of numerous websites with health information in many languages.

Leukemia Foundation of Australia: Understanding Leukemias, Lymphomas & Myelomas in Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Filipino, Greek, Italian, Korean, Macedonian & Vietnamese.

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages: Developed by South Cove Community Health Center and Tuft's University to increase access to health materials for the Asian community. Numerous cancer topics in Hmong, Thai, Korean, Chinese, Cambodian, Vietnamese and Laotian.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine: List of foreign language materials available on the web.

Links to Other Sites with Good Handouts or Nursing Resources

Blogs

Don't Assume You Understand
by Bob Riter
July 29, 2015

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