Cancer Helpline is a confidential phone and e-mail helpline staffed by oncology nurses. Patients can call to obtain answers to questions on prevention, risk, screening, detection, second opinions, terminology, and current research. Community members also can call with concerns about cancer, and receive advice to act promptly and seek early detection and intervention. The nurses also handle referrals to physicians and community services. The Cancer Helpline is available at (800) 862-2215 Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 6:00 pm. The online Cancer Helpline also can be used to ask questions by e-mail or view answers to frequently asked questions.