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American Cancer Society

Turn to the American Cancer Society for the information, day-to-day help, and emotional support you need every step of the way - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is no charge for most of the services described below.  For more information about any of these programs, call (800) 277-2345 or visit the American Cancer Society website.

Look Good…Feel Better

These free workshops are designed to help women recovering from cancer deal with the unpleasant side effects of treatment such as dry skin and hair loss. Learn beauty techniques to enhance your appearance and help restore your self-esteem. Offered in collaboration with the National Cosmetology Association and the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association Foundation. 

Hope Lodge

Traveling long distances to receive cancer treatment can be a physical and financial burden to you and your family. Hope Lodge offers short-term residence for adult patients and caregivers who must travel at least 40 miles to undergo outpatient treatment in the Twin Cities. A warm welcome and lovely amenities await you. Please visit the Hope Lodge website for more information.

TLC – Tender Loving Care

TLC is a nonprofit website and catalog of the American Cancer Society. Its mission is to help you cope during and after cancer treatment by providing wigs and other hair loss products as well as “how to” information and mastectomy products. 

Transportation Assistance

The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program can help you with transportation assistance to and from your treatment facility.

Reach to Recovery

Hope and encouragement often comes from talking with people who have been there before and understand your fears and concerns. Breast cancer patients can be paired with a breast cancer survivor for support and assistance.

I Can Cope

We understand that a diagnosis of cancer can affect many areas of your life. I Can Cope educational classes given by doctors and other healthcare professionals provide you with information, encouragement, and practical tips on how to deal with cancer treatment.

Clinical Trials Matching Service

Our free, confidential matching service for cancer clinical trials nationwide is available to you. Get information about why cancer clinical trials are important, and the possible benefits to you and your family.

Great American Health Check

This quick, online test will give you a personalized health check plan that could save your life.

Health Insurance Assistance Program

Our free service is available to help you and your family with financial issues.

Quitline

Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of cancer. The American Cancer Society’s telephone-based tobacco cessation counseling service is available by calling (800) 227-2345.  Whether you are a smoker wanting to quit or someone who loves one, Quitline can provide support and proven strategies for smoking cessation.