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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 online. See below.

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...

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Cancer Types

Treatment Information

Chemo & Radiation Treatments Fact Sheet (PDF) ACS Video
Clinical Trials Fact Sheet (PDF)
Integrative Therapies Pathfinder Resource List
Communicating with your Healthcare Team Fact Sheet (PDF)

Side Effect Management

Fatigue Fact Sheet (PDF)
Hair Loss Fact Sheet (PDF)
Nausea Fact Sheet (PDF)
Pain Management Fact Sheet (PDF)
Sexuality/Fertility Preservation Pathfinder Resource List

Cancer & Risk Reduction

Cancer/Cancer Statistics Pathfinder Resource List Fact Sheet (PDF)
Cancer Genetics Pathfinder Resource List
Cancer Risk Reduction Pathfinder Resource List
Skin Cancer Risk Reduction Pathfinder Resource List

Other topics

Sources of Financial Assistance Fact Sheet (PDF)
Helping Children Understand Cancer Fact Sheet (PDF)
Advanced Directives Fact Sheet (PDF)