Oncology: Oncology Online Nutrition Resources
The internet has an endless supply of information. It is important to find information that is accurate and up to date. It is also vital that that the source giving the information is credible. Below are several reliable internet sites to learn more about nutrition, dietary supplements, and food safety for those with cancer.
Oncology Nutrition Resources
American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org
Information on certain cancers, treatments, symptoms, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR): www.aicr.org
Recipes and information on nutrition and cancer, and cancer prevention.
National Cancer Institute: http://cancer.gov
Information on cancer diagnosis, treatment, supportive care, and nutrition.
Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (DPG): www.oncologynutrition.org
Valuable resources for patients, dietitians, and other health care professionals.
Oncolink (University of Pennsylvania): http://www.oncolink.org
Nutritional information and supportive care strategies for cancer patients & professionals.
UW Carbone Cancer Center: www.uwhealth.org/cancernutrition
Provides cancer nutrition resources for patients, families, and health care providers including recipes, strategies for managing nutrition-related side effects of cancer treatments, listing of UW nutrition classes, information on making an appointment with a dietitian, and Ask A Dietitian feature.
Dietary Supplement and Herbal Resources
Dietary Supplement Labels Database: http://dietarysupplements.nlm.nih.gov/dietary
Offers information about ingredients in more than two thousand selected brands of dietary supplements. It helps users see what ingredients are in specific brands and to compare ingredients in different brands.
Medline Plus Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information:
National Institutes of Health’s easy-to-browse database. Entries on supplements and herbals include information about effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions.
Memorial Sloan Kettering: http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/about-herbs-botanicals-other-products
Information resource about herbs, botanicals, supplements and other products.
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Complementary and Alternative Medicine page: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/cam
Information on current research as well as “Thinking about Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Guide for People with Cancer.”
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: www.nccam.nih.gov
In-depth information on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), evidence-based data on health topics, and resources to find a CAM practitioner.
National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: http://ods.od.nih.gov
Database and fact sheets on dietary supplements.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version: http://naturaldatabaseconsumer.therapeuticresearch.com
Easy-to-understand information on natural products.
Natural Standard: http://www.naturalstandard.com
Founded by clinicians and researchers to provide high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies.
Guide to information on health fraud, quackery, and unproven therapies.
Ask Karen: www.fsis.usda.gov/ask_karen
Answers to frequently asked food-safety questions by experts from the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.
Gateway to federal government information on food-safety topics.
Home Food Safety: http://homefoodsafety.org
Information about food poisoning and safe food-handling information and tips.
Partnership for Food Safety Education: www.fightbac.org
Educational materials on food safety for families.
Adapted from “Resources for Cancer Patients, Cancer Survivors, and Their Caregivers” by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and “Nutrition and Cancer Resources” by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Oncology Nutrition practice group
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If you are a UW Health patient and have more questions please contact UW Health at one of the phone numbers listed below. You can also visit our website at www.uwhealth.org/nutrition
Nutrition clinics for UW Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) and American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) can be reached at: (608) 890-5500
Nutrition clinics for UW Medical Foundation (UWMF) can be reached at:
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Last Updated: 11/19/2013
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