Explore in-depth coverage of key cancer topics.
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, but is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The risk of developing lung cancer is highest in smokers, but many people who do not smoke also develop lung cancer each year. Learn about the American Cancer Society's comprehensive approach to combatting lung cancer.
Cancer is diagnosed in 1 out of every 285 children under the age of 20 in the United States. And although advances in treatment have improved the outlook for many children with cancer, the side effects of treatment can have long lasting consequences. Learn how the American Cancer Society is involved in the fight against childhood cancer.
Each June, cancer survivors celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day, sponsored by the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation. The event, which includes hundreds of life-affirming gatherings across the US, is a time for the more than 15.5 million cancer survivors in the US to celebrate life.
The Friday before Memorial Day is designated Don’t Fry Day – a day to raise awareness of sun safety and encourage everyone to take steps to protect their skin.
Ultraviolet (UV) rays – from the sun and other sources like tanning beds – are the primary cause of skin cancer. Learn what you can do to help lower your risk.
Every April the American Cancer Society and other organizations work together to raise awareness about cancer among minorities in honor of National Minority Health Month and National Minority Cancer Awareness Week.
Colorectal cancer (commonly called colon cancer) is the third most common cancer in men and women in the United States, and the third leading cause of cancer death. Learn how the American Cancer Society is fighting colon cancer by supporting patients and survivors, funding new research, and spreading the word about recommended screenings and ways to lower risk.
Every February 4th, the world population unites in the fight against cancer. Events are planned in cities around the world to raise awareness about cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment.
An increase in routine testing for cervical cancer over the last 30 years has helped reduce deaths by more than half. The American Cancer Society helps women get tested for cervical cancer, helps them understand their diagnosis, and helps them get the treatments they need. The American Cancer Society also funds new research to help prevent, find, and treat cervical cancer.
The American Cancer Society regularly reviews the science and updates screening recommendations when new evidence suggests that a change may be needed. Learn about the latest guideline designed to save lives by finding breast cancer early, when treatment is more likely to be successful.
It has been 50 years since the landmark Surgeon General’s report linking smoking to lung cancer and other diseases – a report that launched the anti-tobacco movement in the U.S. Learn more about how American Cancer Society research helped establish that link.