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Additional resources for advanced cancer

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,

Dealing with diagnosis

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)

Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)

Advance Directives

Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With a Parent’s Terminal Illness

Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Understanding Psychosocial Support Services

Managing side effects

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

Anemia in People With Cancer

Anxiety, Fear, and Depression (also in Spanish)

Distress in People With Cancer

Bone Metastasis (also in Spanish)

Fatigue in People With Cancer

Nausea and Vomiting

Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain (also in Spanish)

Peripheral Neuropathy Caused By Chemotherapy

Nearing the End of Life (also in Spanish)

Insurance and financial issues

Advanced Illness: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)

For caregivers

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

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

What You Need to Know as a Cancer Caregiver

Coping With Grief and Loss (also 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 to find out about costs or to place an order.

National organizations and websites*

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

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

    Their “Cancer Information Service” offers free, accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, and the general public; also can help people find clinical trials in their area

Toll-free number: 1-800-813-HOPE (1-800-813-4673)
Web site:

    Provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer and their loved ones, caregivers, and the bereaved through phone counseling and online support groups; also offers a wide variety of cancer information as well as specialized programs and workshops

*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

Last Medical Review: 02/07/2014
Last Revised: 03/06/2014