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ACS Patient Programs and Services

The American Cancer Society offers programs and services to help you during and after cancer treatment. Below are some of the resources we provide. We can also help you find other free or low-cost resources available.

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24/7 Cancer Helpline

Our 24/7 cancer helpline provides support for people dealing with cancer. We can connect you with trained cancer information specialists who will answer questions about a cancer diagnosis and provide guidance and a compassionate ear. 

Call us at 1-800-227-2345

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Lodging During Treatment

For cancer patients, getting the right treatment sometimes requires traveling away from home. Lodging expenses can present a significant financial barrier to receiving lifesaving treatment, and financial barriers are known to contribute to disparities in cancer outcomes. We help remove that financial barrier through our Hope Lodge®  program, lodging grants to local healthcare system partners, and a partnership with Extended Stay America.

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Navigation Support

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, deciding what’s next can be overwhelming. ACS CARES™ (Community Access to Resources, Education, and Support) is a new patient and caregiver support program that connects people with quality curated information and one-on-one support.

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Rides to Treatment

If transportation to treatment is a concern, we may be able to help.  In some communities, our Road To Recovery volunteer drivers provide rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment. We also provide transportation grants to local healthcare systems partners so they can provide transportation assistance to their patients.

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Connecting Cancer Survivors

The Cancer Survivors Network provides a safe online connection where cancer patients and caregivers can find others with similar experiences. You can participate on discussion boards, join a chat room, and build your own support network.

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Breast Cancer Support

If you have breast cancer, you may want to connect with someone who knows what you’re feeling – someone who has “been there.” Through our Reach To Recovery website and app, you can match with a trained volunteer who is a breast cancer survivor.  

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Hair Loss and Mastectomy Products

Cancer and cancer treatment can alter a patient’s appearance. Our “tlc” Tender Loving Care program offers affordable wigs, hats, scarves, and mastectomy products.