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National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health - NCI

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31 Center Drive, MSC2580
Building #31, Room #10A-03
Bethesda, MD 20892-2580

877-448-7848 (Voice - Toll-free)
301-435-3848 (Voice)
301-402-0894 (FAX)
877-448-7848 (Voice - Toll-free Spanish)
800-332-8615 (Voice - TTY)


Requests for cancer information from patients, the general public, and health professionals are answered by the Public Inquiries Section of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Public Inquiries Office. Responses are in writing. NCI also distributes publications to the general public. Telephone inquiries are received through the Cancer Information Service national toll-free telephone number (800-4-CANCER).

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print resources

Publications directed toward consumers include pamphlets, bibliographies, reprints, reports, and books, with some titles prepared for Blacks and Spanish-speaking Americans. The pamphlet series "What You Need to Know About Cancer" provides information for cancer patients regarding symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of specific organ site cancers. Topics include breast cancer, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, cancer prevention, skin cancer, DES exposure, dysplasia, Hodgkin's disease, leukemia, melanoma, Wilms'tumor, carcinogens, biopsies, and clinical trials. A list of NCI publications for patients and the public is available, as well as a list for health professionals.

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Mon Sep 20, 2004

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