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Prostate Cancer Information:

NCI's Non-Web Resources

For those who do not have access to the World Wide Web, the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) can provide information through phone, e-mail and fax.

telephone TELEPHONE

Cancer Information Service (CIS)

Provides accurate, up-to-date information on cancer to patients and their families and the general public. Information specialists translate the latest information into understandable language and respond in English, Spanish or on TTY equipment. They can also mail literature at no cost.

Toll-free in the US:
1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)


drawing of e-mail EMAIL: CancerMail

With a simple email, you or another can request information summaries, fact sheets and abstracts on selected topics that will be sent to you as e-mail.

NCI's CancerMail is an automated system, which means it responds to simple, standardized requests. It cannot respond to questions.

A shortened example of what you can receive is at this site.

Follow these instructions exactly:

To get a full listing of what they offer, send the following e-mail:

      Subject: (leave blank)
      Message: help

A full listing of what they can provide will be sent to you within a minute. Then, like going to a library and looking through the card catalogue, you can choose what you want and request it.

For a shortened example of what you will receive, click here.

fax machine FAX: CancerFax®

Includes NCI information about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, and supportive care.

To obtain a contents list, dial 301-402-5874 from a fax machine hand set and follow the recorded instructions.

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