Finding Healthcare Services
Tips for choosing a doctor or a treatment facility, healthcare options, assistance at home, and hospice care.
Choosing a Doctor or Treatment Facility
How To Find a Doctor or Treatment Facility If You Have Cancer
A fact sheet that offers suggestions for choosing a physician and facility for cancer treatment.
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers develop and translate scientific knowledge from promising laboratory discoveries into new treatments for cancer patients. They are at the forefront of NCI-supported efforts at universities and cancer research centers across the United States. Find a center near you and learn about their research capabilities and patient services.
Finding Healthcare Resources
NCI's Cancer Information Service (CIS)
The National Cancer Institute's Cancer information Service (CIS) provides the latest and most accurate cancer information to patients, their families, the public, and health professionals. The CIS provides personalized responses to specific questions about cancer and assistance to smokers who want to quit. Access the CIS by calling 1-800-4-CANCER or 1-877-44U-QUIT, or by using the LiveHelp instant-messaging service.
National Organizations That Offer Cancer-Related Support Services
A database of organizations that provide cancer patients and their caregivers with emotional, practical, and financial support services. The database can be searched by type of assistance provided, cancer type, and keyword.