Resources for Patients

UCSF Patient Health Library

The UCSF Patient Health Library is a comprehensive health information resource center at the UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. The library has medical books and journals, health newsletters, and more, plus access to Internet resources. Most importantly, a professional medical librarian is available to help patients and other visitors with their health information questions.

UCSF Medical Center Conditions and Treatments and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Conditions and Treatments

Easy to read information about selected diseases and conditions, procedures, FAQ, transplants, surgeries, and more

Cancer.gov

Comprehensive cancer information for patients and healthcare professionals including treatment, prevention, coping, support, a dictionary, clinical trials, statistics, news, information in Spanish

Cancersymptoms.org

This website, from the Oncology Nursing Society, is designed for patients and caregivers to provide information on learning about and managing each of ten common cancer treatment symptoms

MedlinePlus

Comprehensive consumer health information resource including medical encyclopedia, medical dictionary, interactive tutorials, senior health, news, directories, links to other resources; site is also in Spanish; plus selected health information in many other languages

MD Consult Patient Education

Nearly 10,000 patient education handouts that can be printed and distributed to patients

NCCN

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network: includes guidelines for patients, a physician directory, clinical trials, resource links, and clinical practice guidelines in oncology

UpToDate

Clinical information resource for patients; includes information leaflets that provide in-depth, easy-to-read information