AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
The American Cancer Society is the leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision of ending cancer as we know it, for everyone. We are the only organization working to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and our plans for the future by exploring the areas below.
The mission of the American Cancer Society is to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.
What We Do
While most people know us for our research, we do so much more. We work to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. We advocate for lifesaving policy changes. We promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. We research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. We provide information, answers, and support to people in every community who have been touched by cancer. And we do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We help you take steps to prevent cancer or find it at its earliest, most treatable stage.
We’re here for you every second of every day, to help you through every step of your cancer experience.
Fighting for What’s Right
We work with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and rally communities worldwide to join our mission.
Access to Care
We're working every day to free the world from the pain and suffering from cancer, but we can't continue our progress while millions of underinsured and uninsured Americans don't have access to lifesaving cancer care.
We fund and conduct lifesaving research that helps us better understand, prevent, and find cures for cancer.
Supporting Multicultural Communities
The American Cancer Society supports multicultural communities in a variety of ways to help reduce the risk of cancer.
Advancing Health Equity – Addressing Cancer Disparities
No one should be disadvantaged in their fight against cancer because of how much money they make, the color of their skin, their sexual orientation, their gender identity, their disability status, or where they live.
We are available 24 hours day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-227-2345 and through cancer.org