|You may want more
information for yourself, your family, and your
doctor. The following National Cancer Institute
(NCI) services are available to help you.
Cancer Information Service (CIS)
Provides accurate, up-to-date information on
cancer to patients and their families, health
professionals, and the general public. Information
specialists translate the latest scientific
information into understandable language and
respond in English, Spanish, or on TTY equipment.
These web sites may be useful:
NCI's primary web site;
contains information about the Institute and its
NCI's comprehensive clinical trials information
center for patients, health professionals, and the
public. Includes information on understanding
trials, deciding whether to participate in trials,
finding specific trials, plus research news and
contains material for health professionals,
patients, and the public, including information
from PDQ® about cancer treatment, screening,
prevention, supportive care, and clinical trials,
and CANCERLIT®, a bibliographic data base.
Includes NCI information about cancer treatment,
screening, prevention, and supportive care. To
obtain a contents list, send e-mail to
with the word "help" in the body of the message.
CancerFax® includes NCI information about cancer
treatment, screening, prevention, and supportive
care. To obtain a contents list, dial 301-402-5874
from a fax machine handset and follow the recorded
Cancer patients, their families and friends, and
others may find the following National Cancer
Institute books useful. They are available free of
charge by calling 1-800-4-CANCER.
and You: A Guide to Self-Help During Treatment"
- "Eating Hints
for Cancer Patients Before, During, and After
- "Get Relief From
Yourself During Chemotherapy"
- "Questions and
Answers About Pain Control: A Guide for People
with Cancer and Their Families"
- "Taking Time:
Support for People With Cancer and the People
Who Care About Them"
- "Taking Part in
Clinical Trials: What Cancer Patients Need to
Available in Spanish...
- "Datos sobre el
tratamiento de quimioterapia contra el cáncer"
- "El tratamiento
de radioterapia; guía para el paciente durante
- "En qué
consisten los estudios clínicos? Un folleto para
los pacientes de cáncer"
Part in Cancer Clinical Trials: Patient to