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This booklet is a starting point to help you understand your prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment options. Your own doctors and nurses are the best sources for answers to your questions. As noted throughout this booklet, NCI's Cancer Information Service (CIS) can provide the latest cancer information and help you find prostate cancer support groups in your community.

The CIS is nationwide information and education network for cancer patients and their families and friends, the public, and health professionals. One toll-free number 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237), connects English- and Spanish-speaking callers all over the country with the office that serves their area. The number for callers with TTY equipment is 1-800-332-8615.

You may request the following NCI booklets by calling 1-800-4-CANCER:


Understanding Prostate Changes A Health Guide for All Men
Radiation Therapy and You: A Guide to Self-Help During Treatment
Get Relief From Cancer Pain
Managing Cancer Pain
Questions and Answers About Pain Control
Taking Part in Cancer Treatment Studies: What Patients Need To Know
What You Need To Know About Prostate Cancer
Eating Hints for Cancer Patients
Taking Time: Support for People With Cancer and the People Who Care About Them
Facing Forward: A Guide for Cancer Patients
When Cancer Recurs: Meeting the Challenge Again
Advanced Cancer


El tratamiento de radioterapia: Guia para el paciente durante el tratamiento (Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients During Treatment)
En que consisten los estudios clinicos? Un folleto para los pacientes de cancer (What Are Clinical Trials All About? A Guide for Cancer Patients)

National Cancer Institute
Cancer Information Service (CIS)

Provides accurate, up-to-date information on cancer to patients and their families, health professionals, and the general public. Information specialists translate the latest scientific information into understandable language and respond in English, Spanish, or on TTY equipment.

Toll-free: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) TTY (for deaf and hard of hearing callers): 1-800-332-8615


These Web sites may be useful:
NCI's primary Web site; contains information about the Institute and its programs.
cancerTrials(TM); NCI's comprehensive clinical trials information center for patients, health professionals, and the public. Includes information on understanding trials, deciding whether to participate in trials, finding specific trials, plus research news and other resources.
CancerNet(TM); contains materials for health professionals, patients, and the public, including information from PDQ? about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, supportive care, and clinical trials; and CANCERLIT?, a bibliographic database.

Us Too
International, Inc. Web Site

Independent network of prostate cancer support groups that help newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients. The US TOO Web site is

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