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Mission Statement

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Description

Patient services of the American Cancer Society provide a wide range of emotional and practical support for patients, their families, their caregivers, and their communities from the time of diagnosis to the end of the cancer experience.

Reach to Recovery: Trained volunteers offer information and support to patients before, during, and after breast cancer treatment.

Look Good...Feel Better : The Look Good...Feel Better program is a free community-based national service that teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

I Can Cope : I Can Cope is an educational program for people facing cancer, either personally or as a caregiver. The program offers reliable information, peer support, and practical coping skills.

Road to Recovery: The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need.

Cancer Resource Center: The CRC is a place where patients, family members and caregivers can come to find the latest cancer information and local resources for wigs, support groups, prostheses and transportation to treatment. It is located in the Regional Cancer Center.

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http://www.cancer.org

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