The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Our Global Headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia, and we have regional and local offices throughout the country to ensure we have a presence in every community. While most people know us for our research, we do so much more. We attack cancer from every angle. We promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. We research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. We fight for lifesaving policy changes. We provide everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer. And we do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn more about what we do here: https://www.cancer.org/about-us/what-we-do.html
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has launched a Get Screened campaign that encourages people to schedule regular cancer screening tests. Regular screening for cancer can help save lives. Screening increases the chance of finding certain cancers early when they might be easier to treat. And, some screening tests can prevent cancer by detecting and treating pre-cancers or cell changes before they have a chance to become cancer.
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in many elective procedures being put on hold, including cancer screenings. Delays in screening for breast, cervical, colorectal, prostate, and lung cancers could lead to cancers that are undiagnosed, untreated, and present at advanced stages, which makes them harder to treat. The ACS Get Screened campaign aims to increase cancer screening rates by raising awareness about the importance of recommended screenings and getting people back on track with their regular screening tests.