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More information from your American Cancer Society

The following related information may also be helpful to you. These materials may be read on our Web site or ordered from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345.

More on chemotherapy

Chemo - What It Is, How It Helps (also in Spanish)

Oral Chemotherapy: What You Need to Know

A Guide to Chemotherapy (also in Spanish)

More on certain types of chemotherapy


Targeted Therapy

We also have information on individual chemotherapy drugs and almost any other drug used in cancer treatment

More on chemotherapy side effects

Chemotherapy Side Effects Worksheet

Anemia in People With Cancer

Chemo Brain

Distress in People With Cancer

Fatigue in People With Cancer

Fertility and Women With Cancer

Fertility and Men With Cancer

Infections in People With Cancer

Nausea and Vomiting

Peripheral Neuropathy Caused by Chemotherapy

Sexuality for the Man With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Sexuality for the Woman With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Second Cancers Caused by Cancer Treatment

Childhood Cancer: Late Effects of Cancer Treatment

National organizations and Web sites*

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

Toll-free number: 1-800-813-4673
Web site:

    Provides free information, counseling, and support services to anyone affected by cancer.

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
TTY: 1-800-332-8615
Web site:

    Provides accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, health professionals, and the general public. Offers a clinical trials matching service. The Web site is also available in Spanish.

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

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Last Medical Review: 02/07/2013
Last Revised: 02/07/2013