Lower Columbia Regional Cancer Center

Patient and Visitor Cancer Library

Cancer can turn your world upside down. Learning as much as you can about your type of cancer can give you a sense of control.

The Cancer Center Library has a wide variety of materials to help you learn more.

Printed Materials

The Cancer Center has a wide variety of pre-printed patient friendly, professional resources to address your cancer care needs.

A Checklist of Questions to Ask Your Doctor or Nurse

Before choosing chemotherapy or radiation as a treatment option, you might want to ask some questions regarding your treatment. The following questions may be helpful when speaking with the doctor:

  • What is the goal of my treatment?
  • What are the changes that the treatment will work?
  • After treatment is complete, will I be cured, in remission, or relieved of my symptoms?
  • Are there other treatments to achieve the same goal?
  • How will I know if the treatment is working?
  • What are the potential risks and side effects of the treatments?
  • How will I receive chemotherapy/radiation therapy, how often, and for how long?
  • Are there ways to help me prepare for treatment and decrease the chance of side effects?
  • Will I be restricted in any way? My activities? My work? Exercise? Sexual activities?

Drug Information in Plain English or Spanish

  • Learn how to take a drug and what it does to your body.
  • Find out about the side effects of therapy.

Free Access to special features available at the Resource Center

  • Free Internet access
  • News stories about research and your cancer
  • Interactive tutorials and slideshows
  • Easy-to-read pages
  • Standard treatment summaries from the National Cancer Institute
  • Evidence-based complementary and alternative therapy handouts
  • Video, DVD, and book lending with no due dates


Located just inside the entrance of the Lower Columbia Regional Cancer Center on the corner of 17th Ave. and Kessler Blvd.