1.6 Million Will Hear ‘You Have Cancer’ in 2013

Charlotte Hofer
6/24/13

According to the American Cancer Society, there will be over 1.6 million new cancer diagnoses this year alone in the United States. And your lifetime chance of getting cancer is 1 in 3. Cancer can be an overwhelming diagnosis, but the American Cancer Society is here to help.

We provide support and resources for cancer survivors and their families. Here are just a few of the many services we offer:

Information on www.cancer.org: The American Cancer Society website has a lot of information and can help answer all of your questions, as well as connect you to doctors, treatment options and other resources. The site also offers prevention information.

Transportation and lodging: If you live too far away from medical facilities to commute, the American Cancer Society can provide lodging for you. If you live nearby but cannot drive or be driven, the American Cancer Society has volunteer programs that provide transportation to and from the hospital.

Wigs and "Look Good… Feel Better": The American Cancer Society provides wigs free of charge for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments.  ACS also offers programs such as Look Good… Feel Better, which provides workshops for survivors to help them cope with and counteract the inevitable changes in their body during cancer treatment.

Reach to Recovery: Reach to Recovery is a support program for women with breast cancer.

For more information on services for survivors, visit the American Cancer Society website at www.cancer.org or call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345. We’re standing by to help.

Did you know? 

Screening rates for breast, colon, and cervical cancers are lower among American Indians/Alaska Natives than non-Hispanic/Latino whites. Yet, screenings are the best way to find cancer early, when it’s most treatable. So don’t wait! Schedule a screening today. It could save your life. For more information on screening, contact the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

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