Millions of Americans are living with a diagnosis of
Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet (NIH Publication No. 06-1566) has information about this disease. You will
read about possible causes, screening tests, symptoms, diagnosis, and
treatment. You will also find suggestions for coping with cancer.
Researchers are learning more about what causes cancer, and how it grows and
progresses. And they are looking for new and better ways to prevent, detect,
and treat it. Researchers also are looking for ways to improve the quality of
life for people with cancer during and after their treatment.
The NCI provides information about cancer, including the publications mentioned
in this booklet. You can order these materials by telephone or on the Internet.
You can also read them on the Internet and print your own copy.
Telephone (1-800-4-CANCER): Information Specialists at NCI's Cancer Information
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booklets, fact sheets, and other materials.
Internet (http://www.cancer.gov): You can use NCI's Web site to find a wide
range of up-to-date information. For example, you can find many NCI booklets
and fact sheets at http://www.cancer.gov/publications. People in the United
States and its territories may use this Web site to order printed copies. This
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*Words that may be new to readers appear in italics. The "Dictionary" section explains these terms. Some words in the "Dictionary" have a "sounds-like" spelling to show how to pronounce them.
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