National Cancer Institute

Cancer Information Service

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

The service is 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 in some way 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. They are knowledgeable, caring and experienced at explaining information. The service is confidential, and they spend as much time as needed for thorough and personalized answers.

Specialists can also help individuals navigate the NCI website to help find what they are looking for.

LiveHelp 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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