Helpline Welcomes Your Questions

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, or you just want to learn more about a cancer topic, the experts at UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center can help you find answers with just one phone call.

Maria Grabowski, M.S.N., R.N., O.C.N. Cancer Information Specialist
Maria Grabowski, M.S.N., R.N., O.C.N. Cancer Information Specialist

The Cancer Answer Line is available for patients, non-patients, friends, and family members of people touched by cancer. You’ll be connected to a person who can answer questions about topics such as:

  • Clinical trials
  • Diagnosis
  • Early detection
  • Prevention
  • Screening guidelines
  • Supportive care resources
  • Treatment

All calls are free and confidential.

While Cancer Answer Line experts cannot provide specific medical advice, review medical records, or make a diagnosis, they can and will provide cancer-related information for your general knowledge.

The service is not a substitute for a doctor’s advice but rather a resource to help all who are interested—whether a patient or not—navigate their way through a difficult topic. 

Cancer Answer Line: 888-980-6050
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday