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Cancer Education & Resources

Helping You Take Control

Cancer is all around us. The more informed you are about prevention tips, risks, types, treatment options, and more, the better prepared you will be to protect yourself and your loved ones. At the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center — Washington Township, we want to provide all the tools you need to take control of your health.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are a type of research study that test new medical approaches. For cancer patients, participation in a clinical trial may result in an improved chance for survival or a better quality of life. Patients who volunteer to be a part of a clinical trial are often the first to benefit from exciting, new research breakthroughs, but as with any new medicine or therapy, there may also be risks.  The specialists at the Jefferson Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) medical team can advise you about the pros and cons, your eligibility and if one of our available trials might benefit you, depending on your type or stage of cancer.

Center for Hope & Healing

The Center for Hope & Healing is committed to providing an optimum life experience for people with cancer, their family members, and medical caregivers. Through individual and group sessions sponsored by Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center — Washington Township's Center for Hope & Healing, self-expression through interaction with others, physical activities, and various arts are introduced and encouraged as effective tools for coping with cancer.

Jefferson is proud to offer these programs at no cost to those with cancer and their caregivers who entrust their care to us. To register for upcoming events, please click the button below.

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia

A leading center for practice-changing discovery and comprehensive cancer treatment, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center of the Thomas Jefferson University has been known as a Designated Center by the National Cancer Institute since 1996, and is one of only 69 institutions in the nation to hold this prestigious recognition. SKCC is committed to delivering the most advanced, personalized cancer care, made possible through their scientific discoveries and breakthroughs in detecting and treating cancer. SKCC provides access to advanced clinical trials and novel treatment strategies throughout the Greater Delaware Valley. SKCC is routinely ranked amongst the top hospitals for cancer care in the United States by US News & World Report, the multi-disciplinary teams at SKCC bring together specialists for treatment planning, which results in some of the highest survival rates in the nation.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society offers support in your community and online to help you during and after cancer treatment. Visit cancer.org or call us at 1-800-227-2345 for more information. To view a series of caregiver videos, please click below.

National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health - Spanish Language Resources

Looking for information on complementary and integrative health in Spanish? We can help.

  • Visit our main Spanish page, “Información de Salud en Español,” for links to Spanish versions of some of our most popular fact sheets.
     
  • For health literacy resources, visit “Conozca la ciencia,” the Spanish version of our Know the Science toolkit.
     
  • For answers to individual questions about complementary and integrative health, call or email our Clearinghouse. We can respond to inquiries in Spanish.

Additional Resources

Below is a list of websites sponsored by reliable sources and offering education, support and other services for cancer patients. You are encouraged to visit these sites for more information and to learn more about the valuable services they offer.

Brain Tumors

Breast Cancer

Clinical Trials

Colorectal Cancer

General Cancer Information

Gynecologic Cancers

Kidney Cancer

Leukemia & Lymphoma

Lung Cancer

Myeloma

Pain

Pancreatic Cancer

Sarcoma

Skin Cancer

Survivorship

Thyroid Cancer

Young Adults

Gratitude Journal

As health professionals who care for patients with cancer, we particularly appreciate you and the gift of being able to care for you. We offer you this Gratitude Journal as a gift to you and your family. We invite you to take a few minutes to reflect, and we encourage you to type or write your thoughts on these pages. You may appreciate a friend, a family member, a pet, or the laughter of a child. 

Download Journal

You may print or type within this file. To type within, you will need an appropriate software, such as Adobe Acrobat Pro. You can also find free online softwares by searching "free PDF filler."