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Some ACS programs, services

June 16, 2010
Herald-Star

RESOURCES, INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-800-227-2345 or at the website at www.cancer.org.

The ACS assists people in making informed decisions by providing answers to questions about cancer, prevention, detection and symptoms; information about quality-of-life issues; and referrals to local, state and national resources.

RESEARCH

Provides hope for a cure. Since 1946, the ACS has invested more than $2 billion in research efforts and is the largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying cancer. Forty-two ACS-funded researchers have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. Research studies span prevention, early detection, treatment, quality of life, epidemiology and behavioral issues related to the disease.

REACH TO RECOVERY

Trained breast cancer survivors provide one-on-one support and education to individuals with the emotional and physical effects of breast cancer.

MAN TO MAN

This comfortable, community-based setting for discussion and education provides men facing prostate cancer with support individually or in groups.

LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER

Licensed volunteer cosmetologists teach cancer patients techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation.

HOPE LODGE

The ACS offers free, overnight housing in Cleveland and Cincinnati for cancer patients while they are being treated for cancer. The home-away-from home offers a comfortable place to find support and friendship from other cancer patients.

"TIC" MAGALOG

A magazine and catalog in one, "tic" supports women dealing with hair loss and other physical effects of cancer treatment. The magalog offers a wide variety of affordable products, such as wigs, hats and prostheses, through the privacy and convenience of mail order.

PATIENT NAVIGATOR

Assists patients, families and caregivers in navigating systems needed throughout the cancer journey such as medical, financial, social and emotional systems. Patient navigators are located in community-based host sites such as hospitals or cancer centers.

CANCER SURVIVORS NETWORK

Created by and for cancer survivors and their families, this "virtual" community is a welcoming, safe place for people to find hope and inspiration from others who have "been there." Services include pre-recorded discussions and personal stories from people with cancer and their loved ones, discussion boards, chat rooms, private and secure email, personal Web pages, an Expression Gallery and more. Available online at www.cancer.org

I CAN COPE - This educational program for cancer patients and caregivers provides reliable information, peer support and practical coping skills. This self-paced program is available online at www.cancer.org.

BECAUSE WE CARE

The free monthly electronic newsletter focuses on healthy ideas for a healthier workforce and provides recipes, activity suggestions and wellness articles relevant for any size workforce.

FRESHSTART

Provides training for volunteer facilitators to conduct a smoking cessation program in worksites, places of worship, libraries or other community venues.

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT

A community-based prostate cancer awareness and education program for African-American men to help them understand their increased risk for prostate cancer and the importance of early detection in saving lives from prostate cancer. (Developed collaboratively with 100 Black Men of America Inc.)

GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT

An annual awareness day when the ACS encourages people to stop using tobacco products and to explore strategies for cessation. This event, the third Thursday of November, creates an opportunity to provide worksites, schools and communities with information focusing on the dangers of tobacco and secondhand smoke.

 
 
 

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