As your American Cancer Society, we are here to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Our vision is a world free of cancer, and we are here to help you.
Learn About Cancer: More than one million people in the United States get cancer each year. Whether you have cancer or are close to someone who does, understanding what to expect can help you cope. In this section you can find basic information about cancer and what causes it, as well as in-depth information about specific types of cancer, their risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options. About Us For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer. What We Do As your American Cancer Society, we are here to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Our vision is a world free of cancer, and we are here to help you. We Help You Stay Well We Help You Get Well We Work to Find Cures We Provide Programs and Services We Host Fundraising Events We Help Pass Laws to Defeat Cancer Financials As a nonprofit organization, we share our financials so you can have confidence in how we are using gifts from our generous donors, like you. Our Events We have a variety of events throughout the country. Across the nation, we have 3 main events you can participate in. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Relay For Life DetermiNation