Melanoma Introduction (cont.)

Where can patients get more information about melanoma?

National Cancer Institute information resources

You may want more information for yourself, your family, and your doctor. The following National Cancer Institute (NCI) services are available to help you.


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


The NCI's™ Web site provides information from numerous NCI sources. It offers current information on cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, genetics, supportive care, and ongoing clinical trials. It also provides information about NCI's research programs and funding opportunities, cancer statistics, and the Institute itself. can be accessed at on the Internet. also provides live, online assistance through LiveHelp. Information specialists are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM Eastern Time. LiveHelp is at on the Internet.

SOURCE: U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute

Last Editorial Review: 7/29/2009