Educating Patients

Patient education plays a major role in empowering patients and families with cancer. Educating patients about their disease, treatment, side effect management and quality of life can reduce patient anxiety, enhance coping mechanisms, reduce decisional conflicts, promote patient autonomy and improve the experience for patients and families. Patients who understand their disease and treatment have greater compliance with therapy, which translates into better outcomes. 

Health professionals may find the following list of information and materials helpful in educating their patients:

Publications for Cancer Patients and Families

Cervical Cancer Prevention Program Materials – Order Form

Education Standards for Adults Affected by Cancer – Full Version

Education Standards for Adults Affected by Cancer – Quick Reference Version

Guidelines for the Development of Patient Education Materials

Information in Other Languages

Living Well with Cancer Series

Make a Move

Patient Education Fundamentals

Publications for Cancer Patients and Families

Recommended Websites


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