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National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Monday, August 15, 2005

Brandon Alvarez Montgomery
301-565-0770 Ext. 247

National Institute on Aging Offers Free Cancer Information in Spanish

Cancer strikes people of all ages, but you are more likely to get cancer as you get older. The good news is that the chances of surviving cancer are better today than ever before. When cancer is found early, it is more likely to be treated successfully. You can safeguard your health by learning the warning signs of cancer and by having regular checkups.

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is offering a free fact sheet in Spanish with information to help you recognize the symptoms to watch for, find out about tests to detect cancer early, learn about treatments, and get further help. The science-based information is useful for seniors and their family members.

Call 1-800-222-2225 to order free copies of La realidad del Cáncer en Hombres y Mujeres a Partir de los 50 Años. The NIA Information Center is open weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. eastern time. An information specialist will be available to respond to calls in Spanish. This and other Spanish publications on healthy aging also are available on the NIA Web site at www.niapublications.org.

The NIA, part of the National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, leads the Federal effort supporting and conducting research on aging and the special needs of older people. The Institute is committed to making health information available to older Hispanic Americans and their families.

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