American Cancer Society

Kaelyn Butler

The American Cancer Society has been around for over 100 years. They have continuously tried their best to save lives and cure them of cancer. They have been working towards creating a cancer-free world. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a health problem. ¨Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.¨

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The American Cancer Society is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, but there are regional and local offices throughout the country that support the foundation. They work with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and to get other communities to join the fight against cancer. The American Cancer Society is open 24 hours a day, 7 days week, to help guide cancer patients through their experience. They are there for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, going through treatment, or have a loved-one with cancer. They are there to give information about it, or even there for emotional support.

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  • For more than 65 years, the American Cancer Society has been finding answers that save lives

  • There are eight regularly updated Cancer Facts & Figures titles, each available for free PDF download.

  • ACS has published Cancer Facts & Figures annually since 1952.

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  • A unique feature of these publications is their projections of the number of cancer cases and deaths expected in each state and in the nation in the current year.

  • Much of the suffering and death from cancer could be prevented by more systematic efforts to reduce tobacco use, improve diet and physical activity, and expand the use of established screening tests.

  • Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common newly diagnosed cancer and the third most common cause of cancer death among US men and women.