While cancer incidence and death rates have declined since the early 2000s1, current research predicts that two out of five Americans will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime.2 An estimated 12 million men and women living in the United States have had a history of cancer.2 This Library of Resources is designed to help patients and caregivers explore and compare their cancer care options, as well as support health professionals in their patient education and clinical decisonmaking.
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AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program is a leading resource for evidence-based, patient-centered outcomes research on chronic diseases. AHRQ is providing this library of resources for health professionals and consumers to help them compare and discuss treatment options in order to make more informed decisions and improve the quality of their health care. These resources are the latest in a series of AHRQ's growing library of free English and Spanish-language publications that review the scientific evidence on various health conditions so consumers and clinicians can work together to learn more about the benefits and risks of different treatment options.These free AHRQ resources can be downloaded from this site or ordered by contacting the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at AHRQPubs@ahrq.hhs.gov. When ordering, use the publication number and the code AHRQ C-01, which will expedite the ordering process.
1. National Cancer Institute Cancer Trends Progress Report 2011/2012 Update
2. SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2009.
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