Programs and Services

The American Cancer Society offers free support programs and services for cancer patients and family members, as well as information and referrals to a variety of specialized local support services.

1.800.227.2345
At the National Cancer Information Center has trained Cancer Information Specialists available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your questions about cancer, and link callers with resources in your community. This service provides needed information and support through the warmth of a live phone call. Multiple language specialists are available.

Reach to Recovery®

For more than 30 years, the American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery program has helped people cope with their breast cancer experience. Program Volunteers are breast cancer survivors who give patients and family members an opportunity to express feelings, talk about fears and concerns, and ask questions of someone who has been there. Working with specially trained Reach to Recovery volunteers at this time can give a measure of comfort and an opportunity for emotional grounding and informed decision-making.

Look Good … Feel Better®
Through this service women in active cancer treatment learn techniques to restore their self-image and cope with appearance-related side effects. Licensed beauty professionals provide tips on makeup, skin care, nail care, and head coverings. This program is a partnership between the American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council, and the National Cosmetology Association and includes a complimentary cosmetic packet.

Transportation Assistance / Road To Recovery®
This service assists cancer patients and their families with transportation to and from treatment facilities. Volunteer drivers donate their time and resources to take patients to treatment appointments and return them to their homes. Advance registration is required.

Guest Lodging Program / Hope Lodge®
Cancer patients traveling more than 50 miles to their treatment appointments and requiring an overnight stay may qualify for complimentary or reduced-rate local hotel accommodations.

Cancer Survivors Network®
A unique online community created by and for cancer survivors, their partners, families, and friends. It’s a safe and welcoming place where diverse people from around the world come to support one another. Visit csn.cancer.org for more information.

Personal Health Manager
The Personal Health Manager kit provides cancer patients and their caregivers with a valuable tool to help manage and organize the multitude of information they receive from various sources, include the Society, related to their diagnosis and treatment. The kit’s content can be personalized to provide information and resources which will help address the needs of a particular cancer patient or caregiver.

Specialty Items
We provide patients with wigs and related items and can assist in obtaining breast prosthesis for qualifying patients.

Call 1-800-227-2345, or contact your local office to learn more about how we can help you.


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