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Cancer AnswerLine (CAL) – Comprehensive Cancer Center


Cancer AnswerLine is staffed by experienced registered cancer nurses who combine knowledge and compassion to provide personalized answers to each caller’s questions.

Individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer, as well as their family members and friends, need a comprehensive resource for cancer information and often need assistance in navigating the cancer care delivery system including support groups and community resources. The Cancer AnswerLine nurses offer information on the entire spectrum of cancer related issues including:
Cancer treatment options
Assistance in arranging appointments
Clinical research trials
Prevention, risk reduction, warning signs
Support services

Call 800-865-1125 or e-mail from anywhere in the country and you’ll get a personal response from one of our registered nurses, who have years of experience in caring for people with cancer.

We have information to share, treatment options to explore….and plenty of reasons to hope. Free literature is mailed upon request.

Nurses are available 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday. Your call is always free and confidential.

To speak to a cancer nurse, call 1-800-865-1125 (outside North America call 734-763-5005).

Please note: The Cancer AnswerLine cannot provide specific medical advice, review medical records or make a diagnosis based on the information you provide online.

Contact Information

Kim Zapor

NCAC 2901 Hubbard
Suite 2500
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2435

Phone: 734-763-5005
E-mail: kksimons@umich.edu

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Sponsoring Service Unit(s)

Nursing, University of Michigan Health System

Sponsoring Department(s)

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Program Available to these Counties


Program Available to these Cities

Ann Arbor

Subject Area(s)

Communications, Community Assistance, Health & Health Care, Science & Research, Social Services