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Finding Healthcare Services

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Staff from NCI's Cancer Information Service talk about how they connect cancer patients and their friends and family with reliable, accurate information resources.

Tips for choosing a doctor or a treatment facility, healthcare options, assistance at home, and hospice care.

On this page:
Choosing a Doctor or Treatment Facility
Finding Healthcare Resources
Receiving Care at Home

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.

Receiving Care at Home

  • Home Care for Cancer Patients

    A fact sheet about the various services provided by home care agencies and financial assistance available from government, public, and private agencies.

  • Hospice Care

    A fact sheet about hospice care, including insurance coverage.