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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 Web site, www.cancer.org.
More on understanding research and making decisions
Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know (also in Spanish)
More on access to cancer treatment
We also have information on many herbs, supplements, and other treatments that are often marketed to people with cancer. Please call us to find out more about any specific one you are thinking about trying, or visit us on the Web at www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/ComplementaryandAlternativeMedicine/index.
If you are interested in a clinical trial, we have a Clinical Trials Matching Service, too. It’s available at 1-800-303-5691 or look for it on our Web site at www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/ClinicalTrials/index.
National organizations and Web sites*
Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
Food and Drug Administration
Toll-free number: 1-888-463-6332 (1-888-INFO FDA)
Web site: www.fda.gov
Has information on FDA-approved cancer treatments. This sub-site links to reliable information on dietary supplements: www.fda.gov/Food/DietarySupplements/default.htm
National Cancer Institute
Toll free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
Web site: www.cancer.gov
Has information on cancer, proven cancer treatments, living with cancer, and clinical trials of new drugs. This sub-site links to reliable information on complementary and alternative treatments: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/cam
National Institutes of Health – Clinical Trials Information
Web site: www.clinicaltrials.gov
Has information on clinical trials for treating cancer and other health conditions
Medline Plus (part of the National Library of Medicine)
Toll-free number: 1-888-346-3656
Web site: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
Has easy to read information about cancer, its treatment, and drugs used for cancer. This sub-site links to reliable information on dietary supplements and drugs: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html
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: 09/04/2012
Last Revised: 09/04/2012