Cancer Information Service KID

Questions about cancer? We are here for you!

The Cancer Information Service (KID) of the German Cancer Research Center offers patients and their families comprehensive information about the origin and development, diagnosis and treatment of the various tumor diseases.

Cancer Information Service

The Cancer Information Service will answer questions from patients and their families

You can speak personally with the physicians of the KID during the KID consultation sessions for patients and their families. The KID secretarial team is happy to arrange an appointment for you by telephone at +49 6221 42-2890.

  • Lending an open ear
    We will take time for you if you have cancer or one of your family members or good friends has been diagnosed with cancer.
  • Overview and context
    We will help you get oriented. Together we will clarify your current situation, help you put it in context and discuss options on how to proceed.
  • Information for your personal situation
    We will gather up-to-date information for you that is tailored to your needs and will show you further possibilities.
  • Help in difficult decisions
    If you must decide either for or against a medical procedure or treatment, we will support you by providing additional information. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages with you and thereby take into account what is important to you.
  • Help in finding a good contact person
    There are various support programs for cancer patients and their families. Whether you need a doctor to provide aftercare, search for a psycho-oncologist, or would like to find a self-help group—we will help you find a suitable address near you.
    www.krebsinformationsdienst.de/wegweiser/adressen/adressen-index.php
  • Knowledge to read about
    We provide information that gives an overview of topics related to cancer on our website. You can receive individual written information by e-mail.
    www.krebsinformationsdienst.de/wegweiser/iblatt/index.php

Patients should always bear in mind, however: Information by telephone, e-mail, or the Internet are intended to prepare you for a dialogue with the attending physicians. In no case can they substitute for personal communication with the attending physicians and, if necessary, with other specialists.

Below, those interested can find information on important types of tumor diseases that are treated at NCT. If you have a type of cancer that is not listed here, you can obtain specific individualized information from your attending physician at NCT or from the Cancer Information Service at the German Cancer Research Center. There you will find detailed information on the origin and development, diagnosis and treatment of the different tumor diseases. The information is only available in German.

For further information on the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer see below. If you have questions after having read these pages, you can obtain specific individualized information from your attending physician at NCT or from the Cancer Information Service at the German Cancer Research Center. There you will find comprehensive information and background data. The information is only available in German.

Whether the question concerns ways to prevent cancer or detect it at an early stage, diagnostic test options when cancer is suspected or treatment possibilities and ways of living with cancer—the Cancer Information Service (KID) will gather individualized and up-to-date information for you that includes specific knowledge pertaining to your situation. The medical staff of the Cancer Information Service (KID) will answer all your questions about your cancer in a personal face-to-face consultation, by telephone or by e-mail. You can also find detailed information on the most important types of cancer on the KID website.
The basis of all the information that is made available is a knowledge and address database that is constantly updated and expanded by a background team of scientists. All our services are subject to comprehensive quality management.

The KID is financed from public funds. Therefore all information provided is free of charge, neutral and independent.