National Cancer Institute - Live Help

The Live real-time help provided by the National Cancer Inst. is a service that few people relay know about. It is an extraordinary service, funded by your tax dollars, and is available in spanish as well.

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Cancer information specialists can answer your questions about cancer and help you with quitting smoking. They can also help you with using this Web site and can tell you about NCI's printed and electronic materials. Cancer information specialists have access to comprehensive, accurate information on a range of cancer topics, including the most recent advances in cancer treatment. They are knowledgeable, caring, and experienced at explaining medical information. The service is confidential, and information specialists spend as much time as needed for thorough and personalized responses.

Important: NCI provides cancer related information for your general knowledge. Please note we cannot answer personal medical questions, make referrals to specific doctors or institutions, or give medical advice. Concerns about a medical condition - either your own or that of a family member or friend, should always be directed to a health care professional.

Talk with an information specialist from the NCI's Cancer Information Service, in English or Spanish, within the United States, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. local time.
1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)

LiveHelp Online Chat
Have a confidential online text chat with a cancer information specialist from the NCI's Cancer Information Service - Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time. LiveHelp