Cancer AnswerLine


You or your loved one has cancer. That means you have questions.

The nurses at Cancer AnswerLine™ have answers. Call 1-800-865-1125 or use our on-line form from anywhere in the country. You'll get a personal response from an oncology registered nurse. The Cancer AnswerLine™ nurses are experienced in oncology care, including helping patients and their families who have questions about cancer.

Nurses are available Monday through Friday to answer your questions. You can always leave a message or send us an email with your questions too.  Your call is always free and confidential. 

Call us Monday through Friday at 800-865-1125. You can reach us any time by using our online form.

What our callers say about us:

    "Thank you so much for this information. It is incredibly helpful and gives us priceless piece of mind. I truly appreciate U of M offering this service so we were able to reach out to a cancer nurse and get a prompt and effective reply."
             Melanoma patient

    Thank you so much that was a lot of help. I am willing to do anything and everything for dad to be cured! It's a big relief reading your email and it has given me a lot more hope. Thank you so much "
             Daughter of adrenal cancer patient

    "Thank you. The University of Michigan Health System is an amazing organization. I receive almost immediate responses to any inquiry. Just amazing! "
             Wife of colon cancer patient

Cancer AnswerLine™ Mission

The Cancer AnswerLine™’s mission is to provide compassionate, personalized cancer education to patients, families, and local and global communities. We are guided by the University of Michigan Health System’s strategic principles, which are centered around patient care, education and research.

Patient Care
To provide cancer patients with expert nursing care which encompasses prevention, treatment and support.

To provide guidance to credible cancer information to patients, families and the community.

To improve the health of individuals, families and communities through the dissemination of clinical research and clinical trial information.


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

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