A quarterly publication that is available online in digital format or by subscription as a magazine delivered to your mailbox. Subscription is free for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Articles on the science of cancer, complementary therapies, patient advocacy and safety, along with some personal writing from those inside and outside healthcare.
Radiation Therapy for Cancer
National Cancer Institute
An explanation of radiation therapy, how it’s applied, how it works, different types of radiation therapy
Medical History Builder (PDF)
Create a summary of your medical history for yourself , your caregivers and physicians
An online tool where you can list your medications and check for drug to drug interactions as well as drug to disease interaction. Once registered, you will also receive updates and news about the particular medications on your list, ie recalls or new interactions. Will help you keep your list updated and available.
An online tool that helps you manage your medical bills and insurance claims. Will link to your current policy or policies to create a simple dashboard where you can check your coverage, follow your history of claims, clarifies medical jargon in your bills, and help detect billing errors. Registration is required.
Daily Nutrition and Medicine Log (Excel) (PDF)
Created by one of the forum members at CancerCompass for her husband, this is an organized way to make sure the patient is keeping up with nutrition, hydration, and daily prescription or OTC medications. Proper nutrition and hydration is critical in both treatment and recovery to rebuild and minimize complications and difficulties. The Excel document link will bring you to a form that you can customize to your particular needs.
Top Ten Tips for Patient Safety & Care (PDF)
Created in collaboration with PULSE of NY, a patient safety organization – some helpful tips on preparing for, and visiting with, your physician or healthcare provider.
HealthGrades and RateMDs
Find physicians and check patient evaluations HealthGrades also does a hospital search.
*Tip – once you’ve found one or several doctors you’re interested in, you can also check their status with their state medical board. For instance, in New York, that would be the NYS Office of Professional Medical Conduct.