American Cancer Society


About American Cancer Society(ACS)

For nearly 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we’re saving lives and creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 geographic Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.

How We Help You

Your American Cancer Society is in your corner around the clock to help you stay well and get well, to find cures, and to fight back.
Helping You Stay Well
We help you take steps to prevent cancer or find it at its earliest, most treatable stage.
Helping You Get Well
We’re in your corner around the clock to help you through every step of a cancer experience.
Finding Cures
We fund and conduct research that helps us better understand, prevent, and cure cancer.
Fighting Back
We work with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and rally communities worldwide to join the fight.
Access to Care
We're working every day to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. But we can't continue our progress while millions of underinsured and uninsured Americans don't have access to lifesaving cancer care. Learn more about what we're doing to ensure everyone has access to quality health care and how you can help.
Contact Us
We are available around the clock at
1-800-227-2345 and through


Find Support & Treatment

Learn about making treatment decisions, coping with side effects, handling financial matters, caregiving, and living well after cancer. The American Cancer Society also has programs and services to help you manage cancer treatment and recovery and find the emotional support you need. And best of all, our help is free.
Find Support & Treatment Topics
  • Understanding Your Diagnosis
  • Finding and Paying for Treatment
  • Treatments and Side Effects
  • Survivorship: During and After Cancer Treatment
  • Children and Cancer
  • Caregivers
  • Nearing the End of Life
  • Find Support Programs and Services in Your Area
  • Treatment Tools
Use our tools to help you cope with your cancer treatment.
  • Find a Treatment Center
  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor
  • Guide to Cancer Drugs
  • Insurance Resources
  • Pain Diary
  • Side Effects Trackers
  • Clinical Trials Matching Service
  • Survivorship Care Plans


Get Involved

Help fight back, get involved and make a difference in the fight against cancer. In this section you can learn the many ways to support your American Cancer Society with tax-deductible donations, volunteer opportunities and life-changing events such as Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® and Relay For Life®.
Get Involved Topics
  • Donate Online Now
  • More Ways to Give
  • Participate in an Event
  • Volunteer to Help
  • Help Pass Laws to Defeat Cancer
  • Send an E-Card
Volunteer Opportunities
Want to do a lot of good with a little of your time? Whether it’s giving a cancer patient a ride to chemotherapy, putting together a team for Relay For Life®, or sending an email to friends and family about our cancer screening guidelines, there are multiple ways you can join the fight against cancer.
Volunteer to Help
  • Sign Up to Volunteer
  • Already a Volunteer?
  • Rides to Treatment
  • Learn About Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Events
  • Learn About Relay For Life Events
  • Learn About DetermiNation Events


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