American Cancer Society: Understanding Chemotherapy: A Guide For Patients and Families OR Chemotherapy Principles - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. These guides will answer general questions about chemotherapy and provide tips on managing side effects.
Chemotherapy.com - Learn chemotherapy basics and find tools for organizing your cancer information from this site.
Chemotherapy Drugs and Side Effects : Stanford Cancer Center - The Stanford University Cancer center offers a brief overview here on what chemotherapy is, the most common drugs involved, and what potential side effects might be. All in an easy to read chart format.
Macmillan Cancer Support: Chemotherapy - This UK based organization helps with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. At this site, you can find general information on chemotherapy and also information on specific chemotherapy drugs.
MedlinePlus: Cancer Chemotherapy - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns. There are also interactive tutorials to view.
Also in Spanish.
National Cancer Institute: Chemotherapy and You OR Chemotherapy Side Effects Fact Sheets - The NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.
OncoLink: Chemotherapy - OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information. This site provides the basics on chemotherapy, drug information sheets, and an article on dose dense chemotherapy.
Also in Spanish
The Cancer Journey: Side Effects - The Oncology Nursing Society provides this information about managing cancer treatment-related symptoms that patients undergoing treatment for a cancer diagnoses commonly experience.
Interactive Tutorials / Videos
How Chemotherapy works - MD Anderson brings you a brief video about how chemotherapy works in your body.
MedlinePlus: Chemotherapy - This interactive video is from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics, each tutorial explains the subject in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial. Note: These tutorials require a special Flash plug-in, version 4 or above. If you do not have Flash, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you start the tutorial.