The American Cancer Society has guidelines for the early detection of a number of cancers, as well as for cancer prevention and surveillance, and survivorship. Read complete versions of all our guidelines, find patient-friendly versions, and learn more about how ACS develops its recommendations 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.
The American Cancer Society offers information about cancer including prevention, early detection, treatment, and managing side effects in many languages. Get easy reading handouts in multiple languages here.
This flyer will help your patients understand what breast density is and how it can affect their breast cancer risk and mammogram findings.
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.
The American Cancer Society is committed to reducing cancer health disparities and has created strategic priorities for eliminating such disparities through research, education, advocacy and service. Learn more here.
The American Cancer Society Circle Of Life program provides a holistic, culturally sensitive and interactive means for native and tribal communities, families, and individuals to learn about cancer. Topics include reducing cancer risk through healthy lifestyle choices, how different cancers are diagnosed and treated, coping with the emotional and physical side effects of cancer, caregiving, and coping with the end of life.