Cancer Types & Disease Site Pathfinders
There are many areas that cancer can grow in the body. Different types of cancer can have different side effects and plans for treatment.
Knowing the type of cancer you have can help in your search for information. Make sure you ask your oncologist (cancer doctor) about the type, grade and stage of your cancer.
Pathfinders are 1-2 page handouts created by the Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program. They are meant to give you a quick and easy view of websites, pamphlets or other resources you can count on for safe health information about your type of cancer.
They were made by teams of health care providers and patient and family advisors within the Waterloo Wellington Region. They have been reviewed and approved to make sure the information and links are reliable, safe and credible.
The Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program treats the following types of cancer. Click on the type of cancer below and a new window will open with the handout.
Brain Cancer Pathfinder
Breast Cancer Pathfinder
|COLORECTAL CANCER (Colon/Rectum)
Colorectal Cancer Pathfinder
Gastric Cancer Pathfinder
Esophageal Cancer Pathfinder
|GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER(Cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal)
Gynecological Cancer Pathfinder
|GALLBLADDER OR PANCREAS CANCER
Gallbladder & Pancreatic Cancer Pathfinder
Melanoma Cancer Pathfinder
Kidney Cancer Pathfinder
Prostate Cancer Pathfinder
Testicular Cancer Pathfinder
Lung Cancer Pathfinder
About Your Type of Cancer
If you know the type of cancer you have you can search for more information on the Canadian Cancer Society website. They have a long list of different types of cancer that you can explore.
You can find more information about:
- Risk factors
- Diagnosis and grading
- Prognosis (the course or forecast of a disease)
- Questions to ask