Cancer is the name given to a collection of related diseases in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably, form tumors, and destroy body tissue. The most common types of cancer are breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. Possible treatments involve chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. Exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking may help prevent some cancers.

See also: Breast Cancer    Cancer Caregiving    Cancer Survivorship    Colorectal Cancer    Lung Cancer    Prostate Cancer

Support Groups & Forums

These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.

Mobile Apps & Tools

Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy.

This tool calculates your risk for cancer and suggests lifestyle changes and screening exams. Free.

The Cancer Guide lets you track symptoms, appointments, and treatments, and it provides information about cancer treatment and survivorship. Free. iOS.

The National Cancer Institute’s mobile site includes information about cancer types and topics, a dictionary of cancer terms, and contact information for the NCI. Free.

Pocket Cancer Care Guide lets you browse questions to ask your doctor based on your diagnosis, build a list of questions, and record and play back your doctor’s answers.  Free. iOS.


Resources selected by Lindsey Chan, Cigna.
Last reviewed April 26, 2018

Last updated May 21, 2018 at 1:55 pm