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External link Lifelines Videos Tackle Cancer, Disparities and Minority Impact Exit Disclaimer
These videos from the National Cancer Institute provide quick tidbits of info as experts discuss the issue of cancer disparities among minorities and federal initiatives to eliminate disparities.
External link Fruits and Veggies Matter: Eat a Variety of Fruits & Vegetables Every Day
Fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that may help protect you from chronic diseases. Compared with people who consume a diet with only small amounts of fruits and vegetables, those who eat more generous amounts as part of a healthful diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases, including stroke and perhaps other cardiovascular diseases, and certain cancers.
External link SHARE Cancer Support Exit Disclaimer
SHARE is a thirty-one year old not for profit organization offering survivor-led support to those affected by breast or ovarian cancer to ensure that no one faces breast or ovarian cancer alone. Drawing on their own experiences, cancer survivors help others address the many emotional and practical issues that arise from a cancer diagnosis. SHARE’s services include hotlines in English and Spanish, with capacity in 12 other languages, support groups, wellness programs, educational meetings, and advocacy activities. All programs are free of charge.
External link CancerCare Telephone Education Workshops Exit Disclaimer
CancerCare's free Telephone Education Workshops are a way for people to learn about cancer-related issues from the convenience of their home or office. Leading experts in oncology provide the most up-to-date information on the telephone.
External link The Sister Study: A Study of the Environmental and Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Exit Disclaimer
The Sister Study is the only long-term study of women aged 35 to 74 whose sister had breast cancer. It is a national study to learn how environment and genes affect the chances of getting breast cancer. The Sister Study needs at least 50,000 women to join the effort to find the causes of breast cancer. We are almost there, but we still need more women of all backgrounds, occupations, ages, and ethnic groups to join.
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This is a very new tool where people could go and find all the information they need to make healthy and smart choices for eating, tips to add physical activity to their lives, and create a plan to live by. MyPyramid's central message is "Steps to a Healthier You." MyPyramid replaces the Food Guide Pyramid introduced in 1992, and is part of an overall food guidance system that emphasizes the need for a more individualized approach to improving diet and lifestyle.
External link NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms, offered by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), contains more than 3,500 terms related to cancer and medicine. Type the word or phrase you are looking for in the Search box and click "Go". If you are not sure of the spelling, type in a few letters and click "Go". Or browse through the dictionary by clicking a letter in the alphabet.
External link Screening and Testing to Detect Cancer
Here the National Cancer Institute (NCI) presents a comprehensive list of tests and screenings available for detection of common cancers, which includes cancers that are diagnosed with the greatest frequency in the United States.
External link The CDC Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign
The CDC Screen for Life campaign has materials and resources to promote increased knowledge of colorectal cancer and to emphasize the importance of screening.
External link Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
The Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities is the cornerstone of the National Cancer Institute's efforts to reduce the unequal burden of cancer in our society. The center supports initiatives that advance understanding of the causes of health disparities, develop and integrate effective interventions and reduce or eliminate these disparities.
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A service of the National Cancer Institute, is a gateway to the most recent and accurate information on types of cancer, treatment options, clinical trials, genetics, causes, risk factors, prevention, testing, coping and support services.
External link Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC provides a comprehensive listing of links to publications and other resources on the various types of cancer.
Cancer Information Service (CIS)
CIS is a free national information and education network offering cancer news, resources, publications, programs and research initiatives via a comprehensive Web site or a toll-free number: 1-800-4-CANCER.
External link Common Cancer Types
The list of common cancers includes cancers that are diagnosed with the greatest frequency in the United States. Cancer incidence statistics from the American Cancer Society and other resources were used to create the list. To qualify as a common cancer, the estimated annual incidence for 2005 had to be 25,000 cases or more.

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