American Cancer Society Services (ACS)
ACS has a variety of support services for people recently diagnosed with cancer. These services include, but are not limited to the following:
- Look Good Feel Better Program teaches beauty techniques to women in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. They provide you with free cosmetic kits valued at about. $300 and skin care products. Women learn ways to cope with hair loss with the use of wigs, scarves, and other accessories.
- ACS will provide you with a free wig or will reimburse you up to $75 for a wig that you purchase.
- The ACS Personal Health Manager Kit is an easy-to-use tool designed to help patients organize and keep track of appointments, medication, test results, insurance, bills, and various other logistical and practical details associated with management of cancer care. The contents of the kit can be personalized to provide information and resources that help address the needs of a particular cancer patient or caregiver. It is available in multiple languages and it is free.
All services are available to anyone; there is no requirement to be low-income. Contact an ACS Cancer Information Specialist at (800) 227-2345 or http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer.