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Health Information

The Upstate Health Sciences Library provides public health services and resources free of charge to patients, families and our community members at large.

Navigating Cancer

Library Information Services at the Cancer Center

The Family Resources Center at the Cancer Center provides credible health information in support of our patients and families. A librarian partners with our cancer care providers and patients and families to locate trustworthy up-to-date, evidence-based, health information tailored to specific patient needs. Librarians can assist you with locating information on anything from drug interactions to recipes. Contact us for:

  • Health information searching help from Medical Librarians
  • Access to specialized medical literature
  • Programming
  • Concierge services
  • Technology support
  • Computer access

The Upstate Cancer Center provides patient information for new patients, including making an appointment, getting here, and what to expect during your visit.

Cancer Care at Upstate

Blood disorders - background information and links to resources for the types of blood disorders we treat at Upstate

Cancer pograms at Upstate - landing page with links to each of Upstate's programs

Cancer types - background information & links to resources for the types of cancer we treat at Upstate

Guides from NIH

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into surrounding tissues or spread to other areas of the body. Affects mostly women, but can affect men, too.

The two main types of lung cancer are non-small cell lung cancer (85% of lung cancers) and small cell lung cancer (10-15%). Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in the U.S. and the number of deaths from lung cancer in women is increasing.

Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the prostate. This guide provides links to resources on diagnosis, stages of cancer, and treatment options.