Books on a variety of cancer types, support and coping, nutrition and integrative medicine are available for reference and/or checkout.
Pamphlets and Brochures
Browse the selection of free pamphlets and brochures from a variety of credible sources, including the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society.
American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) Resource Corner
Generous funding from the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) has allowed Moffitt to provide brain tumor patients, families and the general public an extensive selection of multimedia resources on this form of cancer.
The ABTA is a not-for-profit organization that exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of patients and families affected by this disease. Brain Tumor Talks is an educational series for patients, families, friends, and medical staff. It is presented by the ABTA and the Neuro-Oncology Program at Moffitt.
Consumer Health Magazines and Newsletters
The Patient Library & Welcome Center subscribes to several consumer health magazines and newsletters, a few of which are listed below:
- Coping with Cancer
- MAMM: Women, Cancer and Community
- Joining FORCEs (FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered)
- Messageline (American Brain Tumor Association)
- Newsline (The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society)
Personal Stories of Hope
The Patient Library & Welcome Center is home to the Our Stories Program & Collection. The purpose of this program is to provide a forum for patients, friends and family members in the area of expressive writing and journaling.
The Patient Library & Welcome Center has four computers with high-speed Internet. Use of the Internet is free, but computer use is limited to searches of medical information. Volunteers are available to help guide patients and family members to credible cancer information on the Web and to conduct literature searches on specific topics.
Where can I find other Internet resources?
The Internet can provide valuable information related to cancer, but it is important to remember that this information can never take the place of receiving individualized and specialized care from your doctor.
Tools to Evaluate Cancer Web Sites
Several guidelines have been developed by the Medical Library and the Patient Education Committee to evaluate health-related Web sites. All of the Web sites linked through the Patient Education Program have been evaluated using these guidelines. For more information on how to critically evaluate websites, visit healthfinder
or the Health on the Net Foundation Code of Conduct (HONcode)