American Cancer Society
- General Info:
- Founded in 1913, the American Cancer Society, also known as ACS, is a community-based voluntary health care organization that offers cancer prevention programs. Headquartered in Atlanta, the organization has more than 3,300 offices throughout the United States. It conducts behavioral and psychosocial cancer researches to improve cancer control policies. The organization publishes several cancer awareness brochures, pamphlets, books and journals for patients, families and health care professionals. ACS also provides screening and treatment services for breast, cervix, rectum and prostate cancers. It also offers emotional and practical support services for patients, families and caregivers. ACS provides various community-based programs, including Look Good...Feel Better, Hope Lodge and Man to Man. The organization also offers I Can Cope, which is an educational program that includes information, peer support and practical coping skills development services.