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External linkpdf file HPV Vaccine: Questions and Answers [PDF 1.2MB]
This human papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Questions and Answers sheet will explore Gardasil, the vaccine developed to prevent cervical cancer and other diseases in females caused by certain types of genital HPV. It protects against four HPV types, which together cause 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts.
External link New Resources to Raise Awareness in Minority Populations about Skin Cancer
In time for Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is pleased to offer new resources with important information that people need to know to protect themselves from skin cancer. Each product - available in English and Spanish - was developed for African-American, Asian-American, Native-American, and Hispanic/Latino audiences to dispel the belief that only people with light or fair skin are at risk of skin cancer. While skin cancer is less common among people with darker skin, it is often detected at later or advanced stages.
External linkpdf file Skin Cancer in Minorities [PDF | 370KB] Exit Disclaimer
This nine-page article appears in the July/August 2009 issue of Dermatology Nursing and focuses on the issue of skin cancer in racial and ethnic minorities.
New NCI Educational Resources for Patients
NCI has released a new series of educational resources designed to help patients understand chemotherapy and manage its side effects.
External link Cancer Clinical Trials: Participation by Underrepresented Populations [PDF, 3.5MB] Exit Disclaimer
Certain populations, such as those that are low income, elderly, racial/ethnic minorities or those who live in rural areas have the smallest percentage of clinical trial participants. Unfortunately, these same populations also bear a disproportionate burden of cancer morbidity and mortality.
External link Cervical Cancer: Screening and Testing
The Pap test is a simple and routine way to find cell changes. During a Pap test the doctor or nurse will collect a few cells from your cervix to send to a medical lab for testing. You can get the Pap test at your doctor's office, clinic, or community health center.
External link Issue Module: HPV Vaccine Exit Disclaimer
This issue module has been updated to provide access to the latest research and information on the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The module summarizes research and data on HPV and cervical cancer and addresses issues related to vaccine provision, such as financing, state-level mandates, and public education.
Race, Income Barriers to Colon Cancer Screening
External linkpdf file Basic Facts about Cervical Cancer and the Pap Test
Use this guide to get the basics and learn what you could do to prevent cervical cancer.
External linkpdf file HPV: Common Infection. Common Reality
Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is not a new virus. But many people are not aware of it because it usually has no symptoms and goes away on its own — without causing any health problems. Learn the facts and find out why at least 50% of sexually active people will get genital HPV.
External linkpdf file Cancer Clinical Trials, Recruitment of Underrepresented Populations (Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 122)
This report examines existing evidence on the recruitment of underrepresented populations into cancer clinical trials.
External link A Guide to Cancer Clinical Studies, National Cancer Institute
An indepth guide for African Americans about clinical cancer trials. Includes cancer statistics, explanations of clinical trials, instructions on how to participate in clinical trials and a discussion of why participation is important.
pdf file Breast Cancer: A Resource Guide for Minority Women [PDF | 12.4MB]
The Office of Minority Health Resource Center has compiled the Breast Cancer Resource Guide for those interested in breast cancer resources. The lists of organizations, documents, journal articles, and other resources are relevant to persons with breast cancer, students, health care professionals and researchers. To obtain your FREE copy, call 1-800-444-6472 or download file from our Web site.
External link Delicious Heart-Healthy Latino Recipes
Learn to cook some of your favorite, traditional Latino dishes in a heart-healthy way. This bilingual cookbook contains 23 tested recipes that cut down on fat, cholesterol, and sodium but not on taste.
External link Surgery Choices for Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer
"As a woman with early-stage breast cancer, you may be able to choose which type of breast surgery to have. Treatment for breast cancer usually begins a few weeks after diagnosis. In these weeks, you should meet with a surgeon, learn about your surgery choices, and think about what is important to you. Then choose which kind of surgery to have." -- Introduction
External link What You Need to Know About…Breast Cancer
This booklet discusses screening and early detection, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. It also has information to help patients cope with breast cancer.
External link What You Need To Know About …Cancer of the Colon and Rectum
This booklet on colon cancer discusses symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, emotional issues and questions to ask the doctor. Includes glossary of terms and other resources.
External link What You Need to Know About…Prostate Cancer
This booklet discusses screening and early detection, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. It also has information to help patients cope with prostate cancer.
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 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.
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.

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