Cancer Basics

This section provides information on the following topics:

The Cancer Care Team

Different types of health care professionals that may be a part of your health care team


Genetic testing, collecting your family history, and what to expect when meeting a genetic counselor

Medical Illustrations Gallery

Full-color illustrations of common sites where cancer occurs, organized by cancer type, including a version that can be downloaded and printed on an 8.5" x 11" page. The gallery includes both anatomical illustrations and illustrations of the cancers by stage.

Cancer Terms

This glossary defines cancer words you may hear throughout your treatment and in cancer research.