American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eradicating cancer. The American Cancer Society provides FREE assistance to cancer patients and caregivers. You can call the Toll Free Number at 1.800.227.2345 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or visit their website at www.cancer.org. Here you can find information about specific types of cancer, treatment options, and more. There is also information on the Best Chance Network, an organization that provides free breast and cervical screenings for women who do not have health insurance and who meet certain age and income guidelines.
The American Cancer Society has a local office in the upstate located at:
154 Milestone WayGreenville, SC 29615Open Monday through Friday from 8AM-5PMNo appointment necessary and there is never a charge or fee
Ph: 1.866.227.4395 or 864.627.1903(Serving the following counties: Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and Union)
This location has the following:
- Wigs, hats, scarves, turbans and sleep caps
- Certified fitting referrals for bras and prosthesis for mastectomy patients
- Replacement bras and prostheses
- Caregiver guides
- Personal Health Manager kits
- Post-surgery camisoles
- Seat belt pillows
- Printed materials for early detection and prevention
- Cancer-specific printed material
The American Cancer Society will also refer to local programs and community resources like:
- Road to Recovery: volunteer drivers give rides to and from treatment appointments
- Reach to Recovery: one to one support visits for women with breast cancer made by carefully selected and trained breast cancer survivors
- Look Good...Feel Better: monthly workshops conducted by a licensed cosmetologist to help women deal with appearance-related side effects of treatment. Complimentary make up kits for all participants.
- I Can Cope: online patient/family education series that focuses on living with cancer
What if you could prevent even one person from hearing the words "you have cancer"? Click here to find out how, or call toll free: 1.888.604.5888.