Cancer Care

Patient Resources

Roper St. Francis Cancer Care offers the following links and literature suggestions as helpful resources. Our patient navigator and social workers are always available to help you find the information you need.


Educational Materials  

Building Hope
CT Lung Screening Brochure
Lung Cancer Assessment

The Healing Boutique 

Located in the new Roper St. Francis Cancer Center on the St. Francis Hospital campus, The Healing Boutique supports people with cancer by offering specialty care and comfort products for patients undergoing chemo or radiation therapy.  

Helpful Links

General Cancer Care:
American Cancer Society (ACS)
Association of Cancer Online Resources
Cancer Care
Free to Breathe 
Live Strong, Lance Armstrong Cancer Foundation
Lung Cancer Alliance 
Mesothelioma Group

Mesothelioma Guide

National Cancer Institute
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Mayo Clinic
The Mesothelioma Center
Steve Dunn’s Cancer Guide

Clinical Trials:
Southeast Cancer Control Consortium
NCI Cancer Trials
Cancer and Leukemia Group B
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project
Cancer Trials Support Unit 
Southwest Oncology Group
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Research Base

American Institute for Cancer Research
Discovery Health
NCI Eating Hints
National Agriculture Library

Alternative & Complementary Therapies:
Dr Weil
NCI, Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
NIH, National Center for Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine 

Video Library 

Our video library offers an extensive collection of videos and animations on cancer and related topics.  

Wellness Tools 
Easy-to-use tools that give you a snapshot of your likelihood to develop common conditions. Get insight into your health with informative quizzes, risk assessments and calculators. They're fun, quick, and give you important information for managing your health.  
Recommend Books

General Cancer
The Cancer Dictionary by Michael Sarg
Triumphs of the Human Spirit by Barry Summers
Understanding Cancer by Norman Coleman
Everyone’s Guide To Cancer Therapy (5th edition) by Ernest Rosenbaum
Here and Now: Inspiring Stories of Cancer Survivors by E. Dorfman & H. Schultz Adams
Diagnosis: Cancer by Wendy Harpham
Caregiving by Peter Houts and Julia Bucher
Cancer. How Will I Get Through This?  by Kevin Molloy
Cancer:  50 Essential Things to Do by Greg Anderson
The Journey Through Cancer by Jeremy Geffen
Surviving Cancer Emotionally by Roger Granet

Eating Well Through Cancer by Holly Clegg & Gerald Miletello
What to Eat if You Have Cancer by Maureen Keane & Daniella Chace
One Bite at a Time: Nourishing Recipes for Cancer Survivors & Their Friends by Rebecca  Katz

When a Parent Has Cancer by Wendy Harpham
When Life Becomes Precious by Elise Babcock 
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia

It’s Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong
The Gift of Peace by Joseph Bernardin
Beyond Miracles: Living with Cancer by Stephan Hersh
When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner
Live Strong: Inspirational Stories from Cancer Survivors by Lance Armstrong Foundation
Hope in the Face of Cancer by Amy Givler
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Peace. Love and Healing by Bernie Siegel
Love, Medicine and Miracles by Bernie Siegel
How to Live Between Office Visits by Bernie Siegel
Prescriptions for Living by Bernie Siegel
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Making the Radiation Decision by David Brenner & Eric Hall
Coping with Radiation Therapy by Cukier, McCullough & Gingerelli
Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplants: A Guide for Patients by Susan Stewart

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