Recently, I tried to find information about skin cancer and African Americans on cancer.gov because I found an abnormal spot on my foot...and I couldn't find anything other than the fact that I was at low risk. None of the photos showed what skin cancer could look like on darker skin or how I should screen differently. Eventually after a search on WebMD, I went to a dermatologist anyway, who suggested it be biopsied because ...more »
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Cancer.gov has a lot of great information - for everyone. I'd like to be able to sift through all the vast resources and find information that's relevant to me. It would be great if I could customize the site and personalize a page that aggregates information based on my criteria - a mycancer.gov page (similar to myYahoo, etc.). Thanks for the opportunity to share my ideas and provide input!
It would be helpful if descriptions of clinical trials consistently explained what the experimental treatment being tested is and what the rationale for trying it is, in language that the layperson can understand.
I spent some time on the NCI website and found it to be very large, but easy to navigate and locate information one needs to research. I went specifically to find information on two respective cancers - oral and thyroid. The sites contained myriad information on the cancers, well organized and easy to read and understand. - In the treatment section they separate information into patient and health professional sections ...more »