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
This free online resource is 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. Visit the Look Good Feel Better website to learn more.
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.Visit the TLC website.
The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program can help you with transportation assistance to and from your treatment facility. Visit the ACS Road to Recovery website.
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. Learn more about Reach to Recovery.
The Great American Smokeout
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.