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Accessibility at the American Cancer Society

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.

Site Accessibility

The American Cancer Society is committed to providing a site in which all functionality and content are accessible to all individuals. Our site,, 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 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 Prior versions may not function well with a screen reader.

For more information, call us at 1-800-227-2345, or visit our Contact Us page.

Auxiliary Aids and Services

Alternative Formats:

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:

Braille and Large Print Publications:

The following publications are available in Braille and Large Print versions:

T​itleFulfillment NumberDetails​
Breast cancer guide content8577.00About Breast Cancer
8578.00Breast Cancer Risk and Prevention
8579.00​​Breast Cancer Early Detection and Diagnosis
8580.00Breast Cancer Treatment
8581.00Understanding Breast Cancer Diagnosis
8582.00Breast Reconstruction Surgery
8583.00Living as a Breast Cancer Survivor
Colorectal cancer information8604.00About Colorectal Cancer
8605.00Colorectal Cancer Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention
8606.00Colorectal Cancer Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging. 
8607.00Treating Colorectal Cancer
8608.00After Colorectal Cancer Treatment
Prostate cancer information8793.00About Prostate Cancer
8794.00Prostate Cancer Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention
8795.00Prostate Cancer Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging
8796.00Treating Prostate Cancer
8797.00After Prostate Cancer​ Treatment
Lung (non-small cell) cancer guide content8703.00​About Lung Cancer
8704.00Lung Cancer Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention
8705.00Lung Cancer Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging
8706.00Treating Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
8707.00After 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 Effects9267.00 
The Doctor-Patient Relationship6714.00 
How to Quit Using Tobacco9545.00 
Nutrition for People with Cancer6711.00