Highly Recommended

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society website is full of detailed information on a wide variety of cancers and cancer types. Using articles, PDFs, videos, and news updates, every aspect of cancer imaginable is covered in detail. There are resources available through the site to cover any needs that patients with cancer and their families might have. This site is highly recommended an easy to use first-stop for a wide range of information about many types of cancer.

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Review Date: 10/7/2019

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

This website is highly relevant to anyone interested in learning about many types of cancer. There are detailed, but readable, articles and PDFs about more than 75 cancers and cancer types. Every aspect of cancer is covered including separate sections for prevention & screening, treatments & side effects, emotional & psychological issues, children & families, and end of life issues. The materials that are well referenced, which assures that the information is consistent with the latest clinical practice and research trends.

Credibility

American Cancer Society is among the most authoritative names in cancer research and advocacy. The site's content team is composed of doctors and other health professionals with experience in cancer care. There are also medical journalists 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, downloadable fact sheets, links to detailed information, links to , clinical trial enrollment, 24/7 phone helpline, live chat, cancer news, survivor narratives, online support groups and links to local 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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