National Cancer Institute

Cancer Information Service

(800) 422-6237
(877) 448-7848 (Smoking Quitline)

Services are available to anyone, whether they are a patient or cancer survivor, a concerned family member or friend, a health provider or someone who has been touched by cancer.


National Cancer Information Service is a federally funded cancer education program that provides accurate, up-to-date, and reliable information on cancer that is easy to understand. Trained information specialists provide personalized responses to a range of cancer questions, including:

  • Cancer research and clinical trials
  • How to find cancer treatment centers
  • Cancer prevention
  • Risk factors
  • Symptoms
  • Early detection
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Living with cancer
  • Quitting smoking

Information specialists have access to trustworthy information on a range of cancer topics. Staff is knowledgeable, caring and experienced. This service is confidential.

Specialists can also help individuals navigate the NCI website

Live Online Chat: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST; Telephone: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST
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9609 Medical Center Drive
Bethesda, MD  20892
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