Patient Resources

During your cancer journey, Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute clinicians and educators will explain your diagnosis and treatment options, answer your questions and support you along the way. We also understand you may want to do your own research at times, and we would like to recommend the following trustworthy and reliable resources. Our commitment is to offer you the most comprehensive support.

Please note that LVHN does not own or manage content on websites other than and is providing links to these resources for more convenient access.

American Cancer Society 
American Cancer Society provides information on all aspects of cancer through a toll-free information line, website and published materials. Its website is an important extension of its mission to provide lifesaving information to the public. The user-friendly site includes an interactive cancer resource center containing in-depth information on every major cancer type.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers information on nutrition and health, from meal planning and prep to choices that can help prevent or manage health conditions, and more.

National Cancer Institute
National Cancer Institute is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and clinical training. Its website provides information on cancer statistics, clinical trials and research programs. The entire site can be translated into Spanish as well.

Cancer Support Community Greater Lehigh Valley
This website is for anyone with a cancer diagnosis or for family members. People can come to this website at any point of diagnosis, during or at the end of treatment, at recurrence, or several years out of treatment.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network
National Comprehensive Network (NCCN) is a not-for-profit alliance of 33 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, equitable and accessible cancer care so all patients can live better lives.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is a national voluntary health agency dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin disease and myeloma, and to improving the quality of life of patients and their families.

American Society of Clinical Oncology
This site provides comprehensive information for people with cancer, families and caregivers, from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the voice of the world's oncology professionals.

Cancer Care Inc.
This site offers professional oncology social workers who provide free emotional and practical support for people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones and the bereaved.

Livestrong is dedicated to improving the lives of cancer survivors by identifying and supporting creative ideas, organizations and partners to help every survivor Livestrong.

Center to Advance Palliative Care Resources
Center to Advance Palliative Care Resources is a website providing clear, comprehensive palliative care information for people living with a serious illness. Key features of the site include a Palliative Care Provider Directory, a definition of palliative care, and detailed descriptions of what palliative care does and how to get it.

National Institutes of Health
National Institutes of Health’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.

Memorial Sloan Kettering
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is a world leader in patient care, research and educational programs.

Herbs at a Glance
Herbs at a Glance is a series of brief fact sheets that provide basic information about specific herbs or botanicals – common names, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information.