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Disclaimer of Endorsement and Liability

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. Therefore, mention of commercial products, processes, or services on NCI's website, www.cancer.gov, cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

The NCI website provides links to other Internet sites for informational purposes and the convenience of its users. When users select a link to an external website, they are leaving the NCI website and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the external site.

NCI does not endorse organizations that sponsor linked, external websites. In addition, NCI does not endorse products or services that such organizations may offer. Furthermore, NCI does not control or guarantee the currency, accuracy, relevance, or completeness of information found on linked, external websites.

NCI cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials published on linked, external websites. Users must request authorization from the sponsors of those websites.

NCI is not responsible for transmissions users may receive from linked, external websites.

NCI does not guarantee that linked, external websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.

Press releases or other materials meant for public use will not be posted on the NCI website unless developed by or for NCI or the National Institutes of Health.

In general, it is not NCI's intention to provide specific medical advice to users of its website, but rather to provide users with information to help them better understand their health, diagnosed conditions, and the current range of approaches related to cancer treatment, prevention, screening, and supportive care. NCI urges users to consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to their personal medical questions.

  • Updated: April 25, 2012