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The American Cancer Society offers free information, day-to-day help, and emotional support to help your employees through every step of their cancer journey.

How can we help your employees facing cancer?

From the time of a cancer diagnosis, during treatment, and beyond, people with cancer and their caregivers have a wide range of needs that can often be overwhelming. The American Cancer Society knows that having cancer is hard, but finding help shouldn’t be. Whether it is helping your employees with cancer or those caring for a loved one with cancer understand their disease and make treatment decisions, helping them deal with the everyday challenges of living with cancer, such as transportation and insurance issues, or connecting them with others who have been through the journey, we can help.

How does it work?

Your employees can call the American Cancer Society 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-ACS-2345, or visit us at www.cancer.org to take advantage of our free, convenient, and confidential resources. Trained Cancer Information Specialists will help ease their cancer burden by connecting them with the help they need.

What can you expect?

Cancer has a major impact on the work force. The estimated total cost of cancer is more than $180 billion per year in health care expenses and lost productivity. Because people have a greater chance of overcoming cancer and continuing in the workforce when they have access to the care they need, relief from worrying about how to get to their treatments, and support from others who have been there, the resources and programs the American Cancer Society provides can allow them to instead focus on getting well. Providing American Cancer Society programs and services to your employees also builds employee goodwill, as people prefer to work for caring companies that demonstrate commitment to their personal needs.

To learn more about the American Cancer Society’s many programs and services to help people through every step of their cancer journey and how your company can start offering them in your workplace, please click here to contact us.

Features and Benefits

The American Cancer Society can help your employees affected by cancer navigate their way through diagnosis, treatment, and life beyond cancer. In addition to referring your employees to specific resources in their community, the American Cancer Society also offers programs, services, and information listed below to provide hope and support to your employees.

Cancer Programs:

  • Cancer Information: The American Cancer Society can give your employees the information they need to make informed decisions about cancer. We can refer employees to the resources in their area that can help them cope with the disease
  • Cancer Survivors Network: Online network that connects cancer survivors and patients
  • Hope Lodge: Short-term residences that provide housing and referral services to cancer patients free of charge
  • "tlc": Magazine and catalog with helpful articles and products for women dealing with cancer.
  • Look Good...Feel Better: Workshops that teach female cancer patients how to restore their appearance and self image. This program is offered in collaboration with the National Cosmetology Association, and the Personal Care Products Council Foundation.
  • Road to Recovery: Assists cancer patients and their families with transportation to and from treatment.
  • Reach to Recovery: Connects breast cancer patients with breast cancer survivors.
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