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The 'Cancer Information Service' Provides the Latest and Most-Accurate Information about Cancer (English-Language)

National Cancer Institute ConsumerFeature


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THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE'S "CANCER INFORMATION SERVICE" ALLOWS PATIENTS, FAMILY-MEMBERS, FRIENDS, HEALTHCARE-PROFESSIONALS, AND THE GENERAL-PUBLIC TO SPEAK WITH A SPECIALLY TRAINED CANCER-INFORMATION SPECIALIST, ON A VARIETY OF TOPICS.  CALLERS RECEIVE THE LATEST AND MOST-ACCURATE INFORMATION ABOUT CANCER--PERSONALIZED TO THEIR NEEDS.  THE CANCER-INFORMATION SPECIALISTS COMMUNICATE VIA TELEPHONE, ONLINE-CHAT, AND E-MAIL--AND BEGIN WITH AN INITIAL NEEDS-ASSESSMENT--SO THAT THEY CAN PROVIDE PERSONALIZED INFORMATION TO EACH CLIENT.  THEY DISCUSS A VARIETY OF TOPICS--INCLUDING HOW TO FIND A DOCTOR OR LOCAL SCREENING- AND TREATMENT-FACILITIES; TREATMENT-OPTIONS AND SIDE-EFFECTS; AND INFORMATION ON CLINICAL-TRIALS.  WHILE THE CANCER-INFORMATION SPECIALISTS AREN'T A SUBSTITUTE FOR TALKING WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE-PROVIDER, THEY CAN PROVIDE ACCURATE AND RELEVANT INFORMATION, IN TIMES OF NEED.  MOST IMPORTANTLY, THIS SERVICE IS COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL AND FREE TO THE PUBLIC--AND IS OFFERED IN BOTH ENGLISH AND SPANISH.  YOU CAN CALL THE "CANCER INFORMATION SERVICE" AT 1-800-4-"CANCER".

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