If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with cancer, consider calling the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-422-6237. You'll find The operators can tell you about their personal cancer stories, answer your questions, help you find financial help for medical bills, put you in touch with medical specialists and local support groups, direct you toward clinical trials, and more. It's a valuable, but underutilized service that everyone should be aware of. (Side note: Yes, this is actually useful medical information that appeared on the Huffington Post. Written by an actual medical scientist. It's a Festivus miracle!) Via Mark Kleiman on Submitterator.

2 Responses to “National Cancer Institute help line provides unbiased, useful information”

  1. tempo says:

    Thanks for posting this!  You rule Maggie!

  2. pauliswhoiam says:

    It should be noted in the UK, there is a similar service that is really useful,  provided by Macmillan cancer support; the freephone number is 0808 808 0000. Unfortunately, the line is not running on the 26, 27 and 28th December, nor 2nd of Jan, but is otherwise open 9am- 8pm Mon-Fri. 
    More information: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/HowWeCanHelp/TalkToUs/Talktous.aspx

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