Friday, September 19, 2008

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

The NCI site provides comprehensive cancer information.
To find what you need quickly, select this link to find information about

Chat online with an NCI representatives weekdays from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. Eastern Time or use their toll free line to ask cancer-related questions:


My favorite feature of the NCI Site: There are plenty of free helpful brochures and booklets available from the NCI. When you order less than 20 titles, postage and handling is also free. Shipping is FAST--and some titles can be downloaded immediately from the site. Spanish titles are also available.

My patients find this booklet particularly helpful:
"Eating Hints for Cancer Patients: Before, During, and After Treatment" (I tried to order more of these for our patients at DMH on Oct. 9, 2008. This publication is temporarily unavailable, but NCI expects to have them "soon." Keep checking on this one if you are interested for yourself or a loved one. This publication is well worth having.)

I personally recommend this brochure with cooking tips useful for all of us: "Down Home Healthy Cooking: Recipes and Tips for Healthy Cooking"

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