American Cancer Society

We save lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. 


We help North Texans take steps to prevent cancer or detect it at its earliest, most treatable stage.

  • Our Cancer Prevention Study-3 has recruited an astounding 300,000 participants, including more than 3,000 North Texans, to help us better understand the causes of cancer so we can prevent it.
  • Educating and informing millions of North Texans about preventing and earlier detection of cancer through media partnerships and outreach, community events, collaborations and speaking engagements.
  • More than 400,000 tobacco users enrolled in Quit For Life.

Get Well

Our Cancer Information Specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-227-2345 to offer the comfort of live support, answer questions about cancer, link callers with local resources, assist with health insurance questions, and provide information on local events to the nearly 1,000,000 callers each year. Spanish and other languages (by appointment) are available.

Cancer Survivors NetworkSM (csn.cancer.org) is a user-friendly, vibrant community established by people whose lives have been touched by cancer.

For patients who must travel long distances to their cancer treatments, assistance with transportation and lodging during treatment are two of the most frequent requests that the American Cancer Society receives from patients and their caregivers. Depending on location and situation, patients may be eligible for rides to treatment and free or discounted hotel rooms.

Look Good Feel Better® is a free program that helps women with cancer deal with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Programs are facilitated by certified cosmetologists who help women deal with the changes in their physical appearance caused during radiation and chemotherapy.

Women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, breast cancer survivors, and any woman experiencing treatment-related hair loss will benefit from free speciality gift items, such as a variety of hats, turbans, kerchiefs, hairpieces, mastectomy bras, and breast forms.

Reach to Recovery® volunteers are breast cancer survivors who are trained to help breast cancer patients. Volunteers meet with patients face-to-face or over the phone to provide support. Patients may request a visit at any point in the breast cancer experience, or a physician may recommend the visit.

Personal Health Manager is a convenient organizer with high quality, reliable cancer information included to help patients and their caregivers manage their cancer journey. This kit is helpful for keeping insurance forms, educational materials, test results, prescriptions, care instructions, and appointments organized.

Smoking-related diseases remain the world’s most preventable cause of death. In the US, tobacco use is responsible for 1 in 5 deaths, along with millions of chronic conditions related to smoking, such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and cardiovascular diseases. The American Cancer Society can help with tobacco cessation counseling and tips on how to quit, as well as a comprehensive program offered to companies through a collaboration with Alere Wellbeing called Quit for Life®.

The Society's Patient Navigator Program directly connects patients to a cancer education and support specialist who, through one-on-one relationships, serves as a personal guide to patients and caregivers as they face the psychosocial, emotional and financial challenges that cancer can bring. In North Texas, the confidential service places an emphasis on assisting the medically underserved.

A free, confidential Clinical Trials Matching Service helps patients, their families and health care workers find cancer clinical trials most appropriate to a patient's medical and personal situation. Through a partnership with the Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups, we can help patients find research studies that are testing new drugs or methods to prevent, detect or treat cancer.

Find Cures 

We are funding research to progress the fight against cancer.

  • 47 Noble Prize-winning scientists have received research funding from the Society.
  • $7.6 million in grants from the Society to 10 researchers in North Texas.

For more information about locally funded researchers, please click here.

Fight Back

We provide ways to be a part of the fight and work with lawmakers to make a healthier world.

  • 9 cities in North Texas are now smoke-free.