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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.

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)

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

Sexuality for the Man With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Sexuality for the Woman With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Cancer treatment

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

A Guide to Chemotherapy (also in Spanish)

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

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know


Choosing a Doctor and a Hospital (also in Spanish)

Health Professionals Associated With Cancer Care

Side effects of cancer treatment

Fatigue in People With Cancer

Nausea and Vomiting

Fertility and Cancer: What Are my Options? (also in Spanish)

Second Cancers Caused by Cancer Treatment

For caregivers of people with cancer

What it Takes to Be a Caregiver

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

Quitting smoking

Guide to Quitting Smoking (also in Spanish)

National organizations and Web sites*

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. 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 are available.

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

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

*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: 10/23/2013
Last Revised: 10/23/2013