National Cancer Institute (NCI) Resources

The National Cancer Institute Resources are very important for your patients.

NCI’s Diagnosis and Treatment (PDQ) Statements for Patients

The NCI Diagnosis and Treatment Statements are one of the most popular NCI content topics in CancerHelp Online. Patients and caregivers find these statements very helpful and staff like these as a teaching tool.

The NCI updates nearly 100 of these patient level statements every month in English and Spanish. These statements are a compliment to NCI’s series of booklets: What You Need to Know About Cancer.

Each Diagnosis and Treatment Statement is:

  • Written at a patient level
  • Includes medical illustrations – that support understanding cancer and how it affects the body
  • General Information – overview of the type of cancer
  • Staging Information
  • Treatment Option Overview
  • Glossary Term Lookup – includes medical terms the NCI believes patients might want to know are highlighted so they can be selected to view the definition
  • Learn More Section

View NCI’s Adult Cancers Diagnosis and Treatment Patient Statements, Click Here.

View NCI’s Pediatric Cancers Diagnosis and Treatment Patient Statements, Click Here.

The CancerHelp Institute is an official licensee of the NCI and we update these statements every month for our CancerHelp Online subscribing hospitals and cancer centers. The statements are also called the Physician Data Query Patient Information File or PDQ Database®.

Physicians at Essentia Health Cancer Center use the NCI Medical Illustrations with their Patients

At Essentia Health Cancer Center in Duluth Minnesota, Physicians use the CancerHelp Online program to easily lookup and show their patients medical illustrations for their type of cancer. They also copy and paste these into the EMR messages also for their patients.

And Physicians also use business cards with the CancerHelp Online web address and QR Code to give to their patients so they can follow-up on their teaching session. Physicians enjoy that they are sending their patients to reliable information.

The NCI Diagnosis and Treatment statements have been made especially mobile friendly for smartphones and tablets. The NCI updates nearly 100 of these specific cancer types every month.