ASCO Answers Fact Sheets

ASCO Answers is a collection of oncologist-approved patient education materials developed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for people with cancer and their caregivers. This series of fact sheets provides a one-page (front and back) introduction to a specific type of cancer or cancer-related topic. Each PDF document includes an overview of the subject, terms to know, and questions to ask the doctor. The following titles are available to download for free. To order printed copies, please call 888-273-3508 or order online. Items marked with * offer translated versions, at the bottom of the page.

Cancer Types

Bladder Cancer

Breast Cancer *

Breast Cancer, Metastatic

Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Cervical Cancer *

Colorectal Cancer *

Esophageal Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer *

Kidney Cancer

Lung Cancer *

Melanoma *

Multiple Myeloma

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma *

Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Peritoneal Cancer *

Pancreatic Cancer

Prostate Cancer *

Stomach Cancer

Thyroid Cancer

Uterine Cancer *


Diagnosis, Treatment, and Coping

Cancer Clinical Trials

Catheters & Ports

Effective Caregiving at Home

Oral Chemotherapy

Radiation Therapy

Safe Storage and Disposal of Pain Medications

Taking Your Medication Correctly

Understanding Complete Blood Count (CBC) Tests

Understanding Chemotherapy

Understanding Immunotherapy

When the Doctor Says "Cancer"


Side Effects


Anxiety and Depression

Appetite Loss



Diarrhea *




Managing Pain

Nausea and Vomiting *

Neutropenia *

Palmar-Plantar Erythrodysesthesia (Hand-Foot Syndrome)

Peripheral Neuropathy


Sexual Side Effects

Side Effects of Immunotherapy

Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count)

When Cancer Spreads to the Bone

When Cancer Spreads to the Brain


Translated Fact Sheets


Breast Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Lung Cancer

Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Peritoneal Cancer

Prostate Cancer


Nausea and Vomiting



Breast Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Lymphoma - Non-Hodgkin




Breast Cancer

Cervical Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Lung Cancer



Breast Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Lung Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Uterine Cancer


Breast Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer

Lung Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Translated versions of ASCO Answers fact sheets were funded (in part) by the Conquer Cancer Mission Endowment Fund. In addition, some translations listed here were made possible through licensing agreements. To learn more about licensing ASCO Answers patient education materials or Cancer.Net content, including translations into these and other languages, contact