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More information from your American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You can read them online, or order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345.

American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention (also in Spanish)

Low-Fat Foods

Nutrition and Physical Activity During and After Cancer Treatment: Answers to Common Questions

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Nutrition for Children with Cancer (also in Spanish)

Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at to find out about costs or to place an order.

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association)

    Has information on diet, nutrition, and many nutrition topics; also has a directory of registered dietitians, including dietitians specializing in oncology nutrition, that can be searched by geographical area

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
Toll-free number: 1-800-843-8114

    Offers information on diet, nutrition and cancer risk; personalized answers to nutrition questions via the Nutrition Hotline and online Q&A; the CancerResource for newly diagnosed patients; and a Cancer Survivor’s Guide, brochures, books, and conferences on diet and nutrition for survivors

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Toll-free number: 1-800-232-4636 (1-800-CDC-INFO)
TTY: 1-888-232-6348
Home page:
Overweight and obesity page:

    Provides a wide variety of health information, including information on overweight and obesity in both kids and adults

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for cancer-related information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Last Medical Review: 04/24/2015
Last Revised: 02/05/2016