Whether you or someone you love has cancer, knowing what to expect can help you cope. Here you'll find in-depth information on specific cancer types – including risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options.
You can help reduce your risk of cancer by making healthy choices like eating right, staying active and not smoking. It’s also important to follow recommended screening guidelines, which can help detect certain cancers early.
Whether you want to learn about treatment options, get advice on coping with side effects, or have questions about health insurance, we’re here to help.
The American Cancer Society offers programs and services to help you during and after cancer treatment. Below are some of the resources we provide. We can also help you find other free or low-cost resources available.
What does it take to outsmart cancer? Research. We’ve invested more than $5 billion in cancer research since 1946, all to find more – and better – treatments, uncover factors that may cause cancer, and improve cancer patients’ quality of life.
We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers and donors. Together, we’re making a difference – and you can, too. Become a volunteer, make a tax-deductible donation, or participate in a fundraising event to help us save lives.
At the American Cancer Society, we’re on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.
Meet the American Cancer Society philanthropic partners who fund the research, advocacy, and patient support programs that improve the lives of patients with cancer and their families.
The Bernard A. Egan Foundation has made significant contributions to the American Cancer Society (ACS), sponsoring the ACS Hope Gala in Vero Beach, FL and helping build a Hope Lodge in Jacksonville, FL.
In 2020, 107 years into the American Cancer Society’s fight, 107 donors pooled their charitable resources to make sure research could proceed in spite of a global pandemic.
Established in 1997, the Jules L. Plangere, Jr. Family Foundation recently gifted $1 million to allow American Cancer Society funded research to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Owner and CEO of Express Employment International, Bill Stoller supports his local community by helping to build a new Hope Lodge that will open in 2022.
A metastatic kidney cancer thriver, Jeff Mader personally understands the importance of ongoing research to improve and extend the lives of so many.
Since losing his spouse to ovarian cancer, Ray Young has been an avid supporter of the American Cancer Society. He now chairs the Research Committee of ACS Illinois to help continue our mission.