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Where can I find cancer information in Spanish?

Spanish speakers can get the latest, most accurate information on cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatments, and research from the Cancer Information Service (CIS). The CIS is a free public service of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The CIS offers free, personalized, and confidential services in Spanish.

  • By phone: Call 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) to reach a trained information specialist who can answer your questions, refer you to medical facilities that offer low-cost services, and send you free NCI booklets, fact sheets, and other publications.
  • Online: Visit the NCI Web site at for comprehensive cancer information.
  • Publications: The NCI offers many Spanish publications for patients and their families, health professionals, and the public. Visit the NCI Web site at, click on "search this site," and type "Spanish." Or you can order publications by calling 1-800-4-CANCER and selecting the option to order publications.
  • Help with quitting tobacco: Call the NCI's Smoking Quitline at 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848) between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Trained specialists can help you understand why you smoke, learn how quitting will improve your health, discover different ways to quit, develop an action plan, and deal with setbacks.


Source: "Ask the CIS" by the Cancer Information Service. "Ask the CIS" is distributed by the Cancer Information Service (CIS) of the Heartland, which serves Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri & Illinois. The CIS is a program of the National Cancer Institute. Call the CIS toll-free at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. local time.

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