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:
- 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?
- 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
- 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.