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February 1998, Week 1


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Lynn Hoover <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 4 Feb 1998 19:43:47 -0500
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If the relative is interested in clinical trials, I advise calling the
National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Services in the U.S. at
1-800-4-CANCER.  They will give you the toll-free number for Canadians.  In
addition, the Canadian Cancer society has a toll-free number for Canadians,
and a web site, sources of information:

One unusual form of treatment I wouldn't overlook is hyperbaric oxygen
therapy, BTW.  In addition, as you may know, there's tons of info. on the
Internet to enlighten patients suffering from cancer; also, listservs where
patients can compare notes and perhaps learn about more effective
treatments.  Could try:
for Oncology Online.  In addition to offering a vast array of info and
leads, there are several expert moderated forums organized around specific
cancer types.  Each offers a chance to pose questions or review answers to
those posed by others.  Hope this patient finds cause for hope!

Lynn D. Hoover
The Hoover Associates
Health Information Resources
Pittsburgh, PA
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> My last message didn't get through so I am trying again.
> I have a member of our hospital staff who has a relative in Canada who
> has just been diagnosted with an advanced form of bone cancer. We have
> the "800" phone number in the US that gets anyone information on their
> cancer plus booklets and searches if necessary. What does Canada have
> for their citizens? I would like a Canada wide number if possible.