- Advanced Cancer
- What is advanced cancer?
- What is metastatic cancer?
- Can advanced or metastatic cancer be prevented?
- How is advanced cancer found?
- How is advanced cancer treated?
- Surgery for advanced cancer
- Ablative techniques for advanced cancer
- Radiation therapy for advanced cancer
- Drug treatment for advanced cancer
- Clinical trials
- Complementary and alternative therapies for advanced cancer
- Managing symptoms of advanced cancer, by location
- Managing general symptoms of advanced cancer
- What should you ask your doctor about advanced cancer?
- Coping with advanced cancer
- Sources of support
- Choices for palliative care
- Advance directives
- Additional resources for advanced cancer
- References: Advanced cancer
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, www.cancer.org.
Dealing with diagnosis
Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)
Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)
Managing side effects
Anxiety, Fear, and Depression (also in Spanish)
Bone Metastasis (also in Spanish)
Pain Control: A Guide for Those With Cancer and Their Loved Ones (also in Spanish)
Nearing the End of Life (also in Spanish)
Insurance and financial issues
Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)
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)
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: www.cancercare.org
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
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: 02/07/2014
Last Revised: 03/06/2014