American Cancer Society

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The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Together with its supporters, ACS is committed to helping people stay well and get well by finding cures and by fighting back.
Critical Thinking Questions:
1. Imagine that a family friend or colleague has just been diagnosed with cancer. Explain how the American Cancer Society might provide education and support. What ACS services would you recommend and why?
2. According to statistics published by the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1.5 million new cancer cases diagnosed each year over the next decade. What factors contribute to the yearly incidence and mortality rates of various cancers in Americans? What changes in policy and practice are most likely to affect these figures over time
3. Select a research program from among those funded by the American Cancer Society. Describe the program and discuss what impact the research will have on the prevention or treatment of cancer.
1. If I had a family member, friend or colleague that has just been diagnosed with cancer I would recommend that they get in contact with the American Cancer Society to learn about resources and support for them. They could reach out to them either by phone 1-800-227-2345 or internet at www.cancer.org. I have gone to this website to see for myself what it offers. It explains the diagnosis of cancer in easy to understand language, questions you should ask your doctor on your visit, tools and online classes to learn how to deal with the issues that come along with cancer.
2. There are many factors that contribute to the yearly incidence and mortality rates of various cancers in America including age, gender, ethnicity, and changes in population estimates. Older individuals generally develop cancer more often than…...

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