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More information from your American Cancer Society

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

Dealing with diagnosis and treatment

Health Professionals Associated With Cancer Care

Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

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

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

Family and caregiver concerns

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)

Helping Children When A Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also in Spanish)

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

Insurance and financial issues

In Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families (also in Spanish)

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)

More on cancer treatments

Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Understanding Chemotherapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know

Stem Cell Transplant (Peripheral Blood, Bone Marrow, and Cord Blood Transplants) (also in Spanish)

Cancer treatment side effects

Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Infections in People With Cancer

Distress in People With Cancer

Anxiety, Fear, and Depression

Nausea and Vomiting

Pain Control: A Guide for People With Cancer and Their Families (also in Spanish)

Pain Diary

Anemia in People With Cancer

Fatigue in People With Cancer

Myelodysplastic Syndromes Detailed Guide

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also available in Spanish)

Blood Donation and Transfusion

Infections in People With Cancer

Leukemia: Acute Myeloid (Myelogenous)

Second Cancers Caused by Cancer Treatment

When Cancer Doesn’t Go Away

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 cancer.org/cancer/bookstore to find out about costs or to place an order.

National organizations and webites*

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

Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc.
Toll-free number: 1-800-747-2820
Website: www.aamds.org

Be the Match (formerly National Marrow Donor Program)
Toll-free number: 1-800-MARROW2 (1-800-627-7692)
Website: www.bethematch.org

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Toll-free number: 1-800-955-4572
Website: www.lls.org

The Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, Inc.
Toll-free number: 1-800-MDS-0839 (1-800-637-0839)
Website: www.mds-foundation.org

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
Website: www.cancer.gov

*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 information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.


Last Medical Review: 02/27/2014
Last Revised: 04/03/2014