What are some national resources for cancer survivors and their families?
The National Cancer Institutes (NCI) Cancer Information Service can respond in English or Spanish to questions about cancer survivorship issues. These may include symptoms after cancer treatment, psychological problems, workplace concerns, relationships, and medical costs.The CIS also sends callers free NCI materials. Call 1-800-4-CANCER. You also can chat with the CIS online by going to ww.cancer.gov clicking on LiveHelp. There are many other organizations that help cancer survivors and their families. The NCI does not endorse individual groups, but it provides information on organizations, such as: American Cancer Society.Cancer survivors network, support and rehabilitation programs, volunteer opportunities, and many other services. Phone: 1-800-227-2345. Web site: www.cancer.org Cancer Hope Network. Matches cancer patients with trained volunteers who have recovered from a similar cancer experience. Phone: 1-877-467-3638. Web site: www.cancerhopenetwork.org National Coalition for Can