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More information from your American Cancer Society

Here’s 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.

Living with cancer

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

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

Distress in People with Cancer

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

Sexuality for the Man With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Sexuality for the Woman With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Cancer treatment

Choosing a Doctor and a Hospital (also in Spanish)

Health Professionals Associated With Cancer Care

A Guide to Radiation Therapy (also in Spanish)

A Guide to Chemotherapy (also in Spanish)

A Guide to Cancer Surgery (also in Spanish)

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know

Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Treatment (also in Spanish)

National organizations and websites*

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

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
Toll-free number: 1-800-962-7876
Website: www.astro.org
Website for patients: www.rtanswers.org

    Patient website has a locator of member radiation oncologists; has free brochures, including specific brochures on radiation for bladder, breast, colorectal, gynecologic, head and neck, Hodgkin’s, lung, non-Hodgkin’s, skin, and prostate cancers

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
TTY: 1-800-332-8615
Website: www.cancer.gov
Website in Spanish: www.cancer.gov/espanol

    Offers accurate, up-to-date information about cancer and cancer treatments to patients, their families, and the general public.

American College of Radiology (ACR)
Website: www.acr.org/Quality-Safety/Radiology-Safety/Patient-Resources

    Has information on radiation and radiation safety, including short videos and apps; also offers an online tool to find ACR-accredited facilities

*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 www.cancer.org.


Last Medical Review: 10/27/2014
Last Revised: 10/27/2014