ACS Programs and Services

Help Others, Help Yourself

Volunteering is all about helping others. But when you volunteer, one of the people who benefits most is you.

Five Ways to Fight Breast Cancer

The fight against breast cancer takes place on many fronts, not just in the treatment center. Here are 5 ways to use your time, your skills, and your voice to make a difference.

Open Enrollment Under Way for Health Care Law

The open enrollment period to sign up for individual health insurance under the health care law known as the Affordable Care Act begins November 15, 2014 and runs through February 15, 2015.

Reach To Recovery Marks 45 Years of Supporting Women With Breast Cancer

For many women diagnosed with breast cancer, Reach To Recovery is a ray of hope during a dark time. This year marks the program’s 45th anniversary with the American Cancer Society.

Buffalo Hope Lodge Marks 30th Anniversary

Since it opened its doors 30 years ago, the Hope Lodge facility in Buffalo, New York has welcomed more than 21,000 cancer patients and their caregivers, providing more than 150,000 nights of free lodging that saved them $17.25 million in hotel expenses.

Look Good Feel Better: Helping Cancer Patients for 25 Years

Look Good Feel Better, a free, national public service program, a cooperation with the American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, and the Professional Beauty Association, teaches cancer patients to manage the appearance side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Road to Recovery Volunteer: Driven to Serve

American Cancer Society volunteer Jim Runyan has driven more than 100 people to their cancer treatments during the 12 years he’s been with the Society’s Road To Recovery program.

Navigators Help Cancer Patients Manage Their Care

Receiving support from a patient navigator can make a difference in the way newly diagnosed cancer patients feel about their care.

Quit with the Great American Smokeout

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout.

Extended Stay America Donates Hotel Rooms to Cancer Patients

Extended Stay America is partnering with the American Cancer Society to provide 10,000 free nights and 10,000 discounted nights in its hotels to cancer patients who must travel to another city to receive treatment.

Look and Feel Your Best During Cancer Treatment

Treatment for cancer may cause changes in your appearance that you may or may not have expected. These can include hair loss, fingernail changes, skin discoloration, weight gain, and weight loss.

Resolve to Help Researchers Learn More About Cancer

The new year is a natural time to try for a new start. Many people resolve to lose weight, exercise more, or quit smoking. But did you know you can help researchers learn more about cancer?

Hope Lodge Founder Turns 105

Margot Freudenberg, the American Cancer Society’s longest serving volunteer, still works to drum up donations for the program she founded, the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.

Cancer Survivors and Caregivers Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

About 35 cancer survivors and caregivers have begun a week-long climb to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.

Workshops Help Survivors Cope During and After Cancer Treatment

A new series of free workshops from Cancer Care offers survivors and their loved ones practical information to help them cope with the concerns that can arise after treatment ends.

American Cancer Society Changes Its Screening Guideline Process

The American Cancer Society has revised its cancer screening guideline process to make the guidelines more clear and consistent and help people better understand how such decisions are made.

Bang! Zap! Pow!

The newest graphic novel in a series designed to explain cancer to children depicts superhero medical experts and cartoon cancer cells.

Look Good… Feel Better Offers Virtual Workshop

The American Cancer Society Look Good… Feel Better program is hosting an online session to show women how to use wigs and makeup during cancer treatment.

Improving Patients’ Quality of Life Through Palliative Care

The American Cancer Society is being honored for its efforts in the field of palliative care.