American Cancer Society Prevention and Early Detection Guidelines

The American Cancer Society has created guidelines for the prevention and early detection of cancer. Read complete versions of all our guidelines, find patient-friendly versions, and learn more about how ACS develops its recommendations here.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many elective procedures being put on hold, and this has led to a substantial decline in cancer screening. As health care facilities return to providing cancer screening, it’s important that it is done as safely as possible.
Read more in Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

About the Guidelines

Current Guidelines