|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.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The
Nation's Medical Research Agency — is comprised
of 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of
the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.
It is the primary Federal agency for conducting and
supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical
research, and investigates the causes, treatments,
and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more
information about NIH and its programs, visit http://www.nih.gov.