Skip to content

Cancer Health Center

Font Size

To Learn More About CAM

    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

    The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) facilitates research and evaluation of complementary and alternative practices, and provides information about a variety of approaches to health professionals and the public.

    NCCAM Clearinghouse
    Post Office Box 7923 Gaithersburg, MD 20898–7923
    Telephone: 1–888–644–6226 (toll free) 301–519–3153 (for International callers)
    TTY (for deaf and hard of hearing callers): 1–866–464–3615
    Fax: 1–866–464–3616
    E-mail: info@nccam.nih.gov
    Web site: http://nccam.nih.gov

    CAM on PubMed

    NCCAM and the NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM) jointly developed CAM on PubMed, a free and easy-to-use search tool for finding CAM-related journal citations. As a subset of the NLM's PubMed bibliographic database, CAM on PubMed features more than 230,000 references and abstracts for CAM-related articles from scientific journals. This database also provides links to the Web sites of over 1,800 journals, allowing users to view full-text articles. (A subscription or other fee may be required to access full-text articles.) CAM on PubMed is available through the NCCAM Web site. It can also be accessed through NLM PubMed bibliographic database by selecting the "Limits" tab and choosing "Complementary Medicine" as a subset.

    Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    The NCI Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) coordinates the activities of the NCI in the area of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). OCCAM supports CAM cancer research and provides information about cancer-related CAM to health providers and the general public via the NCI Web site.

    National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Information Service

    U.S. residents may call the NCI Cancer Information Service toll free at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. A trained Cancer Information Specialist is available to answer your questions.

    Food and Drug Administration

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates drugs and medical devices to ensure that they are safe and effective.

    Food and Drug Administration
    5600 Fishers Lane
    Rockville, MD 20857
    Telephone: 1–888–463–6332 (toll free)
    Web site: http://www.fda.gov/

    Federal Trade Commission

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces consumer protection laws. Publications available from the FTC include:

    • Who Cares: Sources of Information About Health Care Products and Services
    • Fraudulent Health Claims: Don't Be Fooled
    Consumer Response Center
    Federal Trade Commission
    CRC-240
    Washington, DC 20580
    Telephone: 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) (toll free)
    TTY (for deaf and hearing impaired callers): 202-326-2502
    Web site: http://www.ftc.gov/

      WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

      Last Updated: February 25, 2014
      This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
      1

      Today on WebMD

      Colorectal cancer cells
      A common one in both men and women.
      Lung cancer xray
      See it in pictures, plus read the facts.
       
      sauteed cherry tomatoes
      Fight cancer one plate at a time.
      Ovarian cancer illustration
      Do you know the symptoms?
       
      Jennifer Goodman Linn self-portrait
      Blog
      what is your cancer risk
      HEALTH CHECK
       
      colorectal cancer treatment advances
      Video
      breast cancer overview slideshow
      SLIDESHOW
       
      prostate cancer overview
      SLIDESHOW
      lung cancer overview slideshow
      SLIDESHOW
       
      ovarian cancer overview slideshow
      SLIDESHOW
      Actor Michael Douglas
      Article