Patient & Family Education Center
The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: October 2, 2012
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Handouts on chemotherapy and other commonly used medications
Handouts on common side effects by category
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General Side Effects
Radiation Therapy S/E
OncoPilot Treatment Binder Forms
More in-depth information sheets on these topics
Patient teaching sheets on various procedures & diagnostic tests
General information on cancer types and disease overviews
Cancer Treatment Information
General treatment information
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
- The National Cancer Institute
- Prostateinfo.com: This is a site maintained by AstraZeneca with some nice, basic handouts about prostate cancer.
- CancerBACUP: From the United Kingdom , this site is staffed by oncology nurses.
- British Columbia Cancer Agency: This Canadian site and has numerous nursing and patient resources.