Highly Recommended

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is full of exhaustive information on the different types of cancer, covering treatments, support groups, and how to find the best treatment facility. There is also a helpful live chat function that connects users with avenues of help. This site is highly recommended an easy to use first-stop for patients, providers, and policymakers.

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Review Date: 3/7/2018

Scoring

Ease of Use

Categories are clear and help users navigate a large amount of information. Pages are broken down into subtopics so that users can browse at their own leisure. And the site's search bar groups "related results" to the user's keywords to put them in touch with information they may have missed.

Visual Design

The site's vibrant, soothing colors and text are visually pleasing. Lots of graphics and multimedia resources keep the reader invested in the page. Overall, a professional design that is not too flashy but seriously functional.

Quality

American Cancer Society is among the most authoritative names in cancer research and advocacy. This website is highly relevant to anyone interested in learning about many types of cancer, providing materials that are well-sourced, balanced, and up to date with the latest reseach trends.

Credibility

The site's content team is composed of doctors and other health professionals with experience in cancer care. There are also medical jorurnalists and editors who help translate medical writing into plain language. And the website frequently updates its materials to reflect current research, publishing timestamped edits to increase transparency.

Pros

  1. Comprehensive cancer resource broken down into six easy-to-browse sections
  2. Research is up to date with references to the most recent scholarly articles
  3. Articles are written in plain language despite dealing with sometimes complex topics
  4. Materials tailored for many audiences including patients, caregivers, advocates, and healthcare professionals

Cons

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Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: The American Cancer Society, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit orgnization founded in 1913

Accreditations: None

Additional Features: Videos, clinical trial enrollment, 24/7 phone helpline, live chat, cancer news, online store, survivor narratives, quizzes, online support groups

Languages: English, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, Vietnamese

Contact: legaldepartment@cancer.org

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