BOX 5-2Example of Patient Handout on Sources of Help in Managing Cancer and Its Treatment

If you need more information about your cancer and its treatment, you can call:

The National Cancer Institute. Information specialists can answer many questions about cancer, including most recent treatment advances.

By telephone Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM within all time zones across the United States: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) and 1-800-332-8615 (TTY for the hearing impaired) (both toll free)

Service in English and Spanish

Questions can also be sent via e-mail to: vog.hin.liam@ffatsvogrecnac

A “live” help service is available to answer general questions about cancer and provide help in navigating the NCI website at #psa.emoclew/plehevil/vog.hin.icn@erucessic//:sptth

The American Cancer Society

By telephone 24 hours a day, every day: 1-800-ACS-2345 and 1-866-228-4327 (TTY for the hearing impaired) (both toll free)

By the Internet at: http://www.cancer.org/asp/contactUs/cus_global.asp

If you need practical help, such as finding wigs or transportation or assistance with financial problems, you can call:

The American Cancer Society (same as above)

CancerCare

By telephone Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, and Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (no weekend phone service): 1-800-813-HOPE (1-800-813-4673) (toll free)

By the Internet at: http://www.cancercare.org

If you would like to talk to someone about your concerns about having cancer or other concerns or talk with others who are living with cancer, you can call:

The American Cancer Society (same as above)

CancerCare (same as above)

From: 5, Implementing the Standard of Care

Cover of Cancer Care for the Whole Patient
Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Psychosocial Services to Cancer Patients/Families in a Community Setting; Adler NE, Page AEK, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2008.
Copyright © 2008, National Academy of Sciences.

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