As an organization of 2.5 million strong, the American Cancer Society is committed to a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer.
We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week online at cancer.org and by calling 1-800-227-2345. Callers are connected with a cancer information specialist who can help them locate a hospital, understand cancer and treatment options, learn what to expect and how to plan, address insurance concerns, find financial resources, find a local support group, and more. The Society can also help people who speak languages other than English or Spanish find the assistance they need, offering services in more than 200 languages.
Research is at the heart of the Society’s mission. For 70 years, we have been finding answers that save lives – from changes in lifestyle to new approaches in therapies to improving cancer patients’ quality of life. No single nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization in the US has invested more to find the causes and cures of cancer than the Society. We relentlessly pursue the answers that help us understand how to prevent, detect, and treat all cancer types. We combine the world’s best and brightest researchers with the world’s largest, oldest, and most effective community-based anticancer organization to put answers into action.
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