The American Cancer Society has guidelines for the early detection of a number of cancers, as well as for cancer prevention and surveillance. Read complete versions of all our guidelines in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, or see a patient-friendly version of our early detection guidelines here.
Information for Health Care Professionals
Get the latest figures and trends on 11 cancer types, alcohol, nutrition, physical activity, UV exposure, tobacco use, and occupational exposures.
View or download PDF presentations on risk factors, prevention, and early detection for major cancer sites and other topics. The abridged versions provide a less detailed overview of each subject that could be presented in about 20 minutes.
These flyers give a brief overview of American Cancer Society screening guidelines and healthy living recommendations.
These PDFs provide easy reading information about dealing with side effects of cancer treatment. These fliers can be printed and distributed to cancer patients and caregivers with low health literacy or limited English proficiency. Some fliers are also available in Spanish.
These PDFs offer easy reading health information for those with low health literacy or limited English proficiency. Each flier contains a health-related story to help readers make good decisions about their health. All materials are available in English and numerous other languages.
Use this search tool to find cancer information in Asian or Pacific Islander languages from credible health organizations including The American Cancer Society. These materials have been screened by the contributing organizations for medical accuracy and cultural relevance.
The American Cancer Society offers free materials to help you continue encouraging colorectal cancer screening among your patients 50 and older.You play the most important role in getting people screened for colorectal cancer. If your patients don't hear about screening from you, they may not think they need it. Our clear, concise materials can help you explain colorectal cancer tests to patients.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that men have a chance to make an informed decision with their health care provider about whether to be screened for prostate cancer. These tools and resources will help you explain the pros and cons of prostate cancer testing to your patients so they can make an informed decision about whether to be tested.
The American Cancer Society offers medical journals, consumer books, and more.
As a leader in cancer control since 1913, the American Cancer Society is committed to saving lives from cancer and reducing the global threat of the disease. In collaboration with a worldwide network of partnerships, we are urging governments and international organizations to recognize that cancer is a global priority requiring an urgent response.