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 www.cancer.gov/espanol 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 https://cissecure.nci.nih.gov/ncipubs/, 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
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
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Last update: Tuesday, November 25, 2008