Information for Patients Just Diagnosed with Cancer provides access to Texas Cancer Information databases and documents and external websites that may be useful to someone who has just been diagnosed with cancer. Included on this page are links to information related to resources for treatment and support. Some of the databases and documents included are Access to Care for Low-Income and Uninsured Patients, Physicians, Hospitals and Local/Community Information and Support Resources. You also will find suggestions on how to search the databases for the information you need.
To help direct you to the information you need, we have pre-selected the Texas Cancer Information databases and documents that may interest you if you are seeking information about the following:
Texas Cancer Information collects and provides information on Texas physicians who have a primary interest in the diagnosis, treatment or continuing care of cancer patients.
The Hospital Database contains information on all acute and general hospitals in Texas. The database does not include specialized hospitals such as psychiatric, obstetric, chemical dependency, or rehabilitation hospitals. The information listed for each hospital is based on its responses to the annual Hospital Resource Database Update survey. The information includes general information, American College of Surgeons (ACoS) cancer program information, cancer prevention, diagnostic services, mammography services, colorectal cancer screening services, treatment services and equipment, continuing care, research and continuing education, and affiliated physicians.
The information listed for each Community Cancer Treatment Center is based on its responses to the annual Community Cancer Treatment Center Database Update survey. The information includes general information, American College of Surgeons (ACoS) cancer program information, diagnostic services, colorectal cancer screening services, treatment services and equipment, and support services.
The new Access to Cancer Care for Low-Income and Uninsured Patients feature of the Web site is intended to reach low-income or uninsured Texans seeking free or low-cost cancer screening or treatment. Texas Cancer Information staff investigated procedures, contacts and clinic locations for screening and treatment for several Texas counties. Information on how to obtain cancer care services in each of these counties is now available for download in PDF format in simple language and question and answer format. Social workers or volunteer organizations can also print out this information to give to their clients.
Texas Cancer Information collects and provides referral information on support, counseling, education, and additional assistance such as transportation, housing, and medical equipment. The information listed for each resource in the Local/Community Information and Support Resources database is based on its responses to the annual Community Resource Database Update survey. Original listings were derived from the Community Resource Directory previously maintained by the National Cancer Society's Cancer Information Service (CIS) serving Texas. Included in the database are general information, services provided, and Texas counties served.
In the Statewide/Texas-based Resources section of the Statewide/Texas-based Information and Support Resources page you will find links to Texas-based cancer information and support resources, such as state-wide Texas Cancer Council projects, appropriate state agencies, Texas-based support agencies and the Texas divisions of national support agencies. In the National Resources section, there are links to the Web sites of several national agencies that provide cancer-related information and support.
Links by Topic, formerly the Cancer Gateway of Texas, is an Internet portal to cancer-related information, resources, and publications. Links are reviewed for quality using a predetermined criteria and are organized by cancer topic and cancer type. These links include Web sites based in Texas as well as those found across the country. Texas based sites are identified by a small Texas icon.
Visit these other Web sites for additional information for patients just diagnosed with cancer: