To learn more

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

More on infection and cancer

Preventing Infections in People With Cancer

Causes (Germs) and Treatment of Infections in People with Cancer

Vaccination During Cancer Treatment

Should People with Cancer Get a Flu Shot?

More on cancer treatment

A Guide to Chemotherapy (also in Spanish)

A Guide to Radiation Therapy (also in Spanish)

A Guide to Cancer Surgery (also in Spanish)

Stem Cell Transplant for Cancer (also in Spanish)

Understanding Your Lab Test Results

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment (also in Spanish)

Central Venous Catheters (also in Spanish)

For caregivers and family members

Managing Cancer-related Side Effects

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Treatment (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 at to find out about costs or to place an order.

Other national organizations and websites*

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Toll-free number: 1-800-232-4636 (1-800-CDC-INFO)
TTY: 1-888-232-6348

    Offers reliable information on infections, prevention, and other health information (also offered in Spanish)

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

    Offers information on cancer and its treatment, a drug dictionary of common medicines used in cancer treatment, and coping with cancer (also offered in Spanish)

*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 explore

The American Cancer Society medical and editorial content team

Our team is made up of doctors and oncology certified nurses with deep knowledge of cancer care as well as journalists, editors, and translators with extensive experience in medical writing.

Last Medical Review: February 16, 2015 Last Revised: February 25, 2015