ASCO Answers Fact Sheets

ASCO Answers is a collection of oncologist-approved patient education materials developed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for people with cancer and their caregivers. This series of fact sheets provides a one-page (front and back) introduction to a specific type of cancer or cancer-related topic. Each PDF document includes an overview of the subject, terms to know, and questions to ask the doctor. The following titles are available to download for free. To order printed copies, please call 888-273-3508 or order online.

Cancer Types

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Bladder Cancer

Brain Tumor

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer, Metastatic

Breast Cancer (Spanish)

Cervical Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer (Spanish)

Esophageal Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Kidney Cancer

Liver Cancer

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer (Spanish)


Multiple Myeloma

Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Peritoneal Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer (Spanish)

Stomach Cancer

Testicular Cancer

Thyroid Cancer

Uterine Cancer


Central Nervous System

Ewing Sarcoma

Lymphoma, Hodgkin



Diagnosis, Treatment, and Coping

Cancer Clinical Trials

Catheters & Ports

Effective Caregiving at Home

Food Safety

Myths and Facts About Cancer

Oral Chemotherapy

Radiation Therapy

Safe Storage and Disposal of Pain Medications

Taking Your Medication Correctly

Understanding Blood Tests

Understanding Chemotherapy

Understanding Immunotherapy

When the Doctor Says "Cancer"

Side Effects


Appetite Loss


Dental and Oral Health



Managing Pain

Nausea and Vomiting




When Cancer Spreads to the Bone

When Cancer Spreads to the Brain

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