Our 24/7 cancer helpline provides information and answers for people dealing with cancer. We can connect you with trained cancer information specialists who will answer questions about a cancer diagnosis and provide guidance and a compassionate ear.
Our highly trained specialists are available 24/7 via phone and on weekdays can assist through video calls and online chat. We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with essential services and resources at every step of their cancer journey. Ask us how you can get involved and support the fight against cancer. Some of the topics we can assist with include:
For medical questions, we encourage you to review our information with your doctor.
In our ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of all of our constituents, including those with disabilities, the American Cancer Society is dedicated to improving accessibility in the following ways.
The American Cancer Society is committed to providing a site in which all functionality and content are accessible to all individuals. Our site, cancer.org, is updated regularly to make it as accessible as possible. The site has been designed to meet Level AA Success Criteria of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 to the greatest extent feasible. This is also known as WCAG 2.1, Level AA conformance.
Best practices in coding have been implemented, so that users can control the site using the devices of their choice, and take advantage of features that are provided within the browser, such as resizing text.
Photographic images and graphics on cancer.org contain “alt tags” that allow users with screen readers to listen to a description of the image and/or graphics, which assists in the understanding of the intent of visual content.
Row and column headers for data tables are identified.
Pages have been designed to avoid a screen-flicker frequency greater than 2Hz and lower than 55 Hz.
We recommend using Adobe® 5.0 or newer to view PDF documents on our site. You may download the reader free at adobe.com. Prior versions may not function well with a screen reader.
American Cancer Society publications that are offered free of charge to the public are available in alternative formats free of charge for persons with visual impairments as follows:
The following publications are available in Braille and Large Print versions:
|Breast cancer guide content||8577.00||About Breast Cancer|
|8578.00||Breast Cancer Risk and Prevention|
|8579.00||Breast Cancer Early Detection and Diagnosis|
|8580.00||Breast Cancer Treatment|
|8581.00||Understanding Breast Cancer Diagnosis|
|8582.00||Breast Reconstruction Surgery|
|8583.00||Living as a Breast Cancer Survivor|
|Colorectal cancer information||8604.00||About Colorectal Cancer|
|8605.00||Colorectal Cancer Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention|
|8606.00||Colorectal Cancer Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging.|
|8607.00||Treating Colorectal Cancer|
|8608.00||After Colorectal Cancer Treatment|
|Prostate cancer information||8793.00||About Prostate Cancer|
|8794.00||Prostate Cancer Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention|
|8795.00||Prostate Cancer Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging|
|8796.00||Treating Prostate Cancer|
|8797.00||After Prostate Cancer Treatment|
|Lung (non-small cell) cancer guide content||8703.00||About Lung Cancer|
|8704.00||Lung Cancer Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention|
|8705.00||Lung Cancer Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging|
|8706.00||Treating Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer|
|8707.00||After Lung Cancer Treatment|
|How Is Chemotherapy Used to Treat Cancer?||8417.00|
|How Radiation Therapy Is Used to Treat Cancer||9246.00|
|Radiation Therapy Side Effects||9267.00|
|The Doctor-Patient Relationship||6714.00|
|How to Quit Using Tobacco||9545.00|
|Nutrition for People with Cancer||6711.00|