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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
Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)
After Diagnosis: 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)
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)
Cancer treatment side effects
Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain (also in Spanish)
After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also available 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 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
Be the Match (formerly National Marrow Donor Program)
Toll-free number: 1-800-MARROW2 (1-800-627-7692)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Toll-free number: 1-800-955-4572
The Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, Inc.
Toll-free number: 1-800-MDS-0839 (1-800-637-0839)
National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
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