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06/12/2007

NCI Launches New Spanish Language Website

The most reliable, up-to-date information about cancer is now available in Spanish! The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce the launch of our new Spanish Web site, Cancer.gov en espanol. NCI, the Federal government's premiere cancer research institute, is committed to reducing cancer health disparities by making cancer information readily available to underserved populations. The Web site features themes of prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship.

Highlights of the Web site include: information organized by types of cancer; myths and beliefs; support and resources in your community; and a dictionary of cancer terms. For information about these topics and more, visit http://www.cancer.gov/espanol. Or call NCI's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237). Cancer information specialists answer calls in Spanish or English.

Spread the word! Here's what you can do: Link to our new Spanish Web site from your organization's Web site, Feature Cancer. gov en espaol in newsletters and listservs, Promote Cancer.gov en espanol to organization members, community partners, and the public. Share this important informational resource with colleagues, family, and friends.


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I know that I have been blessed and given a second chance at life. My goal is to be the best cancer advocate I can be. Survivors must understand that their goal may not have anything to do with cancer education, detection, diagnosis, etc., and that is fine. The new goal just needs to be something that they are passionate about and willing to act on. We as survivors can accomplish great things. We are at a decision point as a group and as
individuals. We can sit and think, or we can band together and act. I prefer to act!


Barbara Beckwith, Columbus,
Breast Cancer Survivor
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