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Learn More About the New and Improved Cancer.org

Article date: June 21, 2010

When the American Cancer Society first launched our Web site – cancer.org – in 1996, we developed it as a tool to help people get information about cancer. Most of our 23 million visitors each year come searching for information because they or someone they know has received a cancer diagnosis.

Now we are introducing a new cancer.org, complete with improved search engine technology, an updated look-and-feel, and easy-to-use navigation, designed to help you get to know all aspects the Society, from our volunteer opportunities to rich programs and services. You still have access to trusted cancer information from Society experts, but now it's organized to help you better find what you’re looking for quickly, whether you are interested in cancer prevention and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, survivorship, or getting involved in the fight against cancer.

Here’s a quick look at how the new cancer.org is organized:

• The Learn About Cancer section provides information and tools to help you learn about specific types of cancer, risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and more.

• The Stay Healthy section provides information on steps you can take that may help reduce your cancer risk and stay well, including advice for maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding tobacco products, and getting regular cancer screenings.

• The Find Support & Treatment section offers information for anyone facing cancer to help them understand a diagnosis, make sense of their treatment options, find treatment in their area, and get the support they need.

• The Explore Research section shows you what the American Cancer Society is doing to help better understand, prevent, and cure cancer through groundbreaking research. You’ll also get the latest cancer statistics.

• The Get Involved section showcases the many ways you can get involved in the fight against cancer through advocacy, volunteering, participating in events, and donating to the American Cancer Society to help end this disease.

• The In Your Area section lets you search for events, resources, and information specific to your zip code. Enter your location by clicking the In Your Area box in the upper righthand corner of your screen.

You also have the option to create a personalized account, allowing you to save articles and information relevant to you. You can even share this information with others with a simple click through social networking sites, such as Facebook.

We’re excited about the new cancer.org, and hope it helps you better find the information you need to stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back.


Reviewed by: Members of the ACS Medical Content Staff

ACS News Center stories are provided as a source of cancer-related news and are not intended to be used as press releases.

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