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How can I use this site to learn about my cancer and treatment options? 

As an academic medical center, we are dedicated to providing knowledge for patients and medical professionals. We hope this site helps you better understand and confront this disease. Here’s a little background information to help you find what you need.

Services and Treatment Options

To find information about our services and treatment options, select Information by Type of Cancer from the navigation menu on the left side of the page. Or, select the type of cancer from the drop-down menu in the center of the Cancer Care page. If you are looking for children’s oncology care, select Pediatric Cancer.

Information by Type of Cancer drop-down menu

Once you select a type of cancer from the list, you'll find additional information about services available here at the University of Chicago Medicine. Particularly on the right side of many pages, you may also find links to information about treatments, related services, clinical trials, and other helpful resources.

Cancer Library

Online Library module

As a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, a core part of our mission is to educate patients and the community about cancer. On several pages, you may see a box on the right side of the page with links to NCI cancer information, housed on the medical center site. The searchable Cancer Library is designed to help you become a more informed patient or caregiver. It provides information in various formats, including glossaries, illustrations, statistics, and a range of additional educational resources.

Cancer Research

If you'd like to learn more about our cancer research activities, we encourage you to visit the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center website. In the Comprehensive Cancer Center, 225 renowned scientists and physicians work collaboratively to develop innovative ways to reduce and prevent devastating effects of cancer.

Being Part of the Team

Our doctors and nurses want to serve as resources for you, helping you to understand your condition and your treatment options. You may find it helpful to bring a list of questions to your appointment. Newly diagnosed patients, in particular, often bring a family member or friend to help ask questions and remember new information. Some patients even bring a tape recorder, an iPod, or some other device to record important details.

You may also consider downloading these guides to help you prepare for your appointment: 

Questions for My Doctor (PDF)
Patient Decision Aid (PDF)