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Information & Resources

The Health Learning Center can help you find acccurate and up-to-date information about cancer, its treatment and related issues. Below you will find answers to questions frequently asked by new patients.

More detailed information and personal research assistance is available by calling the Health Learning Center at 312.926.7377. You can also visit us Monday through Friday on the 21st floor of Galter Pavilion.

The Lurie Cancer Center has created cancer-related "pathfinders" that list trustworthy sources of information. Sources include: web sites, books, articles and personalized research assistance from Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Health Learning Centers

General information included in our "fact sheets" are also available:



Click a topic below to view a list of pathfinders & fact sheets
Pathfinders: Web sites, books, articles and personalized research assistance from Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Health Learning Centers
Fact Sheets: General information, definitions, common questions etc...


Cancer Types

Bladder
Brain
Breast
Cervical
Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL)
Colorectal
Lung
Multiple Myeloma
Ovarian
Pancreatic
Prostate
Skin
Uterine (Endometrial )

Treatment Information

Chemo & Radiation Treatments
Clinical Trials American Cancer Society Video
Integrative Therapies
Communicating with your Healthcare Team

Side Effect Management

Fatigue
Hair Loss
Nausea
Pain Management
Sexuality/Fertility Preservation

Cancer & Risk Reduction

Cancer/Cancer Statistics
Cancer Genetics
Cancer Risk Reduction
Skin Cancer Risk Reduction

Other topics

Sources of Financial Assistance
Helping Children Understand Cancer
Advanced Directives