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 have a vision to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. We're improving the lives of cancer patients and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.
Cheryl Knott, PhD,
ACS Grantee from University of Maryland School of Public Health
Aasim Padela, MD, and Mark Lazenby, PhD, APRN, FAAN,
ACS Grantees from Wisconsin Medical College and Yale University
Mark Fleury, PhD
Policy Principal at ACS CAN
Kosj Yamoah, MD, PhD
ACS Grantee from H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Monica Hooper, PhD
Grantee from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Vanessa Sheppard, PhD
ACS Grantee from Virginia Commonwealth University