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Publications from the National Cancer Institute

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If you don’t see what you need here, we have many other publications that are not available to order. To see our entire list of publications and access other formats, such as PDFs and ebooks, visit https://www.cancer.gov/publications

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Childhood Cancer

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Image of Publication Cover P245 Children with Cancer: A Guide for Parents
Get answers commonly asked questions from parents and children. Learn about cancer in children and hospitals that specialize in treating children. Symptoms, treatments, side effects, medical procedures, and integrative medicine practices are also explained. Practical advice to help parents, siblings, and families cope and find support is also covered.



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Clinical Trials

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Image of Publication Cover P105 Taking Part in Cancer Treatment Research Studies
Defines cancer treatment clinical trials, discusses what patients might expect if they participate in a trial, and includes things to think about when deciding to participate.



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Image of Publication Cover P067 Providing Your Tissue for Research: What You Need To Know
Provides a balanced discussion of why people do research with tissue and how tissue specimens are collected and used in research. Also addresses the issues of privacy and risk.

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Image of Publication Cover P298 How You Can Help Medical Research: Donating Your Blood, Tissue, and Other Samples
Educates patients about donating samples (such as blood and tissue) to advance medical research. Covers common terms, explains the importance of donation, addresses potential concerns, and encourages the reader to speak with their healthcare provider about donating samples.

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Image of Publication Cover Z214 Ask Me About Clinical Trials, Poster, African American
Promotes clinical trial participation; features an African American health care professional.



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Image of Publication Cover P298S ¿Cómo puede usted contribuir a la investigación médica? Done su sangre, sus tejidos y otras muestras
Spanish language version of How You Can Help Medical Research: Donating Your Blood, Tissue, and Other Samples.

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Image of Publication Cover K004 Pregúntame de Estudios Clínicos, Cartel (Ask Me About Clinical Trials, Poster)
Spanish language posters promoting clinical trial participation. One features a health care professional and the other features a group of patients.

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Image of Publication Cover P162 Si piensa que no hay forma de prevenir el cancer
Spanish language booklet for people who are thinking about joining a cancer prevention clinical trial.

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Image of Publication Cover P976 Si tiene cancer Lo que deberia saber sobre estudios
Spanish language booklet for people who are thinking about joining a cancer treatment clinical trial.

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Coping and Support

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Image of Publication Cover P126 Taking Time: Support for People With Cancer
Addresses the feelings and concerns of people with cancer and their families. Suggests ways to manage and cope with the special problems that cancer can bring.



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Image of Publication Cover P129 When Cancer Returns: Support for People With Cancer
Outlines basic information regarding cancer recurrence, including communicating with your health care team as well as your family and friends, managing side effects, and coping with emotional and psychosocial issues.



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For Family and Caregivers

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Image of Publication Cover P222 When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens
Provides information about cancer treatments, ways teens can talk to family and friends, how to connect with other teens, and where to find other resources for information and support. Features a glossary of cancer terms and appendices explaining monitoring tests and members of the cancer team.

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Image of Publication Cover P223 When Your Parent Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens
Provides information for teens when a mom, dad, or an adult close to them has cancer. Includes information about cancer treatments, ways teens can talk to family and friends, how to connect with other teens, and where to find other resources for information and support. Includes a glossary of cancer terms and appendices explaining monitoring tests and members of the cancer team.



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Image of Publication Cover P224 Facing Forward: When Someone You Love Has Completed Cancer Treatment
Provides caregivers with coping strategies to help them shift their focus from treatment to recovery. Discusses the transition to a “new normal,” communication skills and feelings, ways to get support, helping with follow-up care, and the need for self-care.



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Image of Publication Cover P152 Cómo cuidarse mientras usted cuida a su ser querido: Apoyo para personas que cuidan a un ser querido con cáncer (Caring for the Caregiver: Support for Cancer Caregivers)
Spanish language version of Caring for the Caregiver. Provides practical and supportive information to help cancer caregivers cope during this stressful time. Condensed version of the larger booklet, "When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer".

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Health Communications

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Image of Publication Cover P243 Making Data Talk: A Workbook
Provides key information, practical suggestions, and examples on how to effectively communicate health-related scientific data to the public, policy makers, and the media. Introduces the OPT-IN (Organize, Plan, Test, Integrate) framework, which guides public health practitioners on how to present health data to lay audiences.

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Image of Publication Cover P919 Cancer Clinical Trials: The Basic Workbook
Features information about different aspects of clinical trials. Self-modulated resource that includes exercises and review questions. For individuals who want to develop a basic understanding of clinical trials. Also available on the Cancer Clinical Trials Education Series (CTES) CD.

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Image of Publication Cover P920 Cancer Clinical Trials: The In-Depth Program
Provides health care professionals and others with a more in-depth understanding of clinical trials. Also available on the Cancer Clinical Trials Education Series (CTES) CD.

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Image of Publication Cover P921 Cancer Clinical Trials: A Resource Guide for Outreach, Education, and Advocacy
Helps individuals and organizations find ways to participate and engage their community in clinical trials outreach and education activities. Includes worksheets and a Plan for Action to plan outreach efforts. Also available on the Cancer Clinical Trials Education Series (CTES) CD.

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Image of Publication Cover P935 Trainer's Guide for Cancer Education
Offers practical suggestions for trainers to enliven training programs, encourage more active participation, and enrich the learning experience for everyone involved. Includes worksheets to help both individuals and organizations plan training programs.

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Image of Publication Cover Q014 EPEC™-O (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology), Self-Study Modules and Materials for Trainers, CD-ROM and DVD
Includes a comprehensive curriculum in palliative and end-of-life care in multimedia format developed specifically for clinicians caring for persons with cancer and for teachers of these clinicians. Contains plenary sessions, content modules, and teaching skills modules with accompanying video vignettes and materials for trainers.



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Image of Publication Cover Q021 Understanding Cancer Clinical Trials, DVD
Discusses types of clinical trials, how they are conducted, and factors to think about. Used as a tool for health care professionals when discussing clinical trials with possible participants and their families.

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Image of Publication Cover Q985 CD Clinical Trials Education Series
Educates cancer patients, health care professionals, and the general public about cancer clinical trials. Contains resources and slide programs for health care professionals and advocates to use with patients and community groups.



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Survivorship

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Image of Publication Cover P012 Facing Forward: Making a Difference in Cancer
Reviews the potential benefits of becoming involved in cancer-related activities, such as helping with outreach and education, fundraising, or raising awareness about research or public health issues. Designed for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer or affected by it in some way.

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Image of Publication Cover P119 Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment
Provides information and guidance about post-treatment issues such as follow-up medical care, physical and emotional changes, changes in social relationships, and issues in the workplace.



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Image of Publication Cover P015 Siga adelante: la vida despues del tratamiento del cancer (Facing Forward Series: Life After Cancer)
Spanish version of “Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment.” This booklet is for people who have completed cancer treatment.



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Tobacco Cessation

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Image of Publication Cover P121 Spit Tobacco: A Guide for Quitting
Includes reasons to quit, addresses myths about smokeless tobacco, and helps readers develop a plan for quitting. For young men who have decided to quit using smokeless tobacco or who are thinking about quitting.The online and print versions of this publication provide similar information. They look different because the design and title have been updated, but not yet printed.



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Image of Publication Cover P895 Forever Free™: A Guide To Remaining Smoke Free – Smoking Urges, Book 2
Focuses on handling the urge to smoke. Includes coping exercises.



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Image of Publication Cover P896 Forever Free™: A Guide To Remaining Smoke Free – Smoking and Weight, Book 3
Discusses the issue of potential weight gain after quitting smoking. Provides tips to control weight and focuses on the importance of exercise.



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Image of Publication Cover P897 Forever Free™: A Guide To Remaining Smoke Free – What If You Have a Cigarette? Book 4
Describes how to be prepared for a slip and how to keep the slip from becoming a relapse into smoking.



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Image of Publication Cover P898 Forever Free™: A Guide To Remaining Smoke Free – Your Health, Book 5
Provides information about the health impacts of smoking and focuses on the health benefits achieved after quitting. written in English



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Image of Publication Cover P899 Forever Free™: A Guide To Remaining Smoke Free – Smoking, Stress, and Mood, Book 6
Examines the relationship between smoking and stress. Provides tips on handling stress without smoking.



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Image of Publication Cover P900 Forever Free™: A Guide To Remaining Smoke Free – Lifestyle Balance, Book 7
Describes how to achieve a better balance between "shoulds" and "wants" to reduce the stresses of daily life.



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Image of Publication Cover P901 Forever Free™: A Guide To Remaining Smoke Free – Life Without Cigarettes, Book 8
Discusses handling the urge to smoke, emphasizes the benefits of quitting, handling weight issues, and coping with any slips.



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Image of Publication Cover T021 Helping Smokers Quit: A Guide for Nurses
Describes how nurses can encourage their patients to quit smoking.  Published by the Public Health Service.



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Image of Publication Cover T114 You Can Quit Smoking: Support and Advice From Your Clinician (pad of 50 tear-off sheets)
Features a pad of tear-off sheets with tips on how to stop smoking. Designed for health professionals to share with their patients.



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Image of Publication Cover Z050 !Quiere dejar de fumar: (Do You Want to Quit Smoking)
This is a Spanish language card providing information about the 1-877-44U-QUIT number for help in quitting smoking.

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Image of Publication Cover Z051 Want To Quit?, Bookmark
Provides the CIS 1-877-44U-QUIT number for help in quitting smoking. This promotional item is exempt from the total order count.



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Treatments and Side Effects

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Image of Publication Cover P042 Thinking About Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Guide For People With Cancer
Describes how to make informed choices when looking for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Provides an overview and examples of the six domains of CAM.

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Image of Publication Cover P123 Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
Booklet for people who are having radiation therapy for cancer. Explains the different types of external beam and internal radiation therapy. Lists which side effects might result and offers tips for managing them.



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Image of Publication Cover P811 La quimioterapia y usted: Apoyo para las personas con cáncer (Chemotherapy and You: Support for People with Cancer)
Spanish language version of Chemother and You, a publication for people receiving chemotherapy. Contains information about chemotherapy and its side effects, and how patients can take care of themselves during and after treatment. These print copies are an earlier version of the booklet. The information is nearly identical to the most current version, which is not available in print.

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Image of Publication Cover Q020 You Can Manage Radiation Therapy Side Effects CD
Listen to (11) audio clips about how different types of radiation therapy work to treat cancer. Get practical advice, from doctors and patients, to manage side effects caused by radiation therapy.

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Types of Cancer

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Image of Publication Cover P238 Cualquier persona puede padecer cáncer de piel (Anyone Can Get Skin Cancer)
Spanish language version of Anyone Can Get Skin Cancer, a publication to explain to people with darker skin that they can develop skin cancer. Highlights risk factors, prevention methods, and clues for early detection.

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