In addition to general health and wellness news and information, the for-profit WebMD Web site offers cancer information, including symptoms, diagnosis, staging, and treatments for a number of the most common types of cancer. Cancer information about some cancers is provided in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic and the National Cancer Institute.
For the most common types of cancer, there are links to news articles that cover advances in diagnosis and treatment, and information about the drugs most commonly used to treat those cancers. There is also a section called Community & Resources, that contains links to blogs written by medical professionals, and message boards where one can communicate with their peers, and/or ask questions of an expert. For all the cancer overviews, there is a list of helpful Frequently Asked Questions.
While these summaries may provide helpful background information about your type of cancer, they are somewhat general in nature and may not take into account all the factors your own doctor may consider important when evaluating potential treatment options.
In general, the WebMD site indicates when its information was last updated and who reviewed the material. The news articles included within each topic are written by journalists who work for WebMD and are reviewed by WebMD physicians. There is a helpful control that allows you increase and decrease the font size, and information is well-organized.