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 at Torresdale, we want to provide all the tools you need to take control of your health.
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.
The 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.
Tobacco Dependence Program
Smoking is not a habit; it is a true addiction and must be treated as such. Our certified master tobacco treatment specialists provide a supportive and encouraging environment and help make smoking cessation an achievable reality. Our program will work to meet each patient’s individual needs, with a personalized step-by-step plan.
Treatment options are flexible and may include:
- Nicotine replacement therapies (NRT)
- Supportive counseling
- Behavior modification techniques
- Complementary medicine options
These services and one-on-one counseling are included in every lung cancer screening appointment for those individuals who continue to smoke. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with the tools that you need to quit smoking comfortably and successfully.
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.
- Breast Cancer Organization
- Living Beyond Breast Cancer
- Susan G. Komen Foundation
- Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
- Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
- Colon Cancer Alliance
- Colorectal Careline
- United Ostomy Association
General Cancer Information
- American Cancer Society
- Cancer Care
- Cancer Hope Network
- Cancer Survival Toolbox
- CURE (Cancer Updates, Research and Education)
- Fertile Hope
- Lotsa Helping Hands
- National Cancer Institute
- Cancer Support Community
- Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
- National Cervical Cancer Coalition
- Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
- Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
- GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer
- Mesothelioma Center
- Mesothelioma Guide
- Mesothelioma Help
- National Mesothelioma Veterans Center
- Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance