American Cancer Society Programs Available in Mower County

The American Cancer Society National Call Center
Help and support from cancer information specialists is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year simply by calling 1.800.227.2345, or by visiting our web site at cancer.org. ACS is the only organization offering this kind of 24 hour support for cancer patients.

Navigator Program
If you, you someone you know, have been touched by cancer, the American Cancer Society can help. Call 1.800.227.2345 and ask for a Navigator who will assist cancer patients and families in finding cancer information and local resources in their community.

Hope Lodge
Free facility providing housing to 60 patients and their support person while going through chemotherapy or radiation treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Breast Cancer support group, I Can Cope, and Look Good...Feel Better available on-site.

Clinical Trials
The American Cancer Society supports policies that require health insurers to provide access to high quality cancer care. For some cancers where no satisfactory treatment is available, these trials offer patients their only chance at extended survival. Properly designed and conducted clinical trials represent an important therapeutic option and critical means of advancing medical knowledge. Please call 1.800.227.2345 to learn more.

Reach to Recovery
A one-to-one visitation program, providing support and information to the newly diagnosed breast cancer patient. Visits are made by trained volunteers who have been diagnosed with the same cancer or treatment regiment as the patient.

SAGE
ACS partners with the MN Department of Health and the Sage Screening Program, which is a statewide, comprehensive breast and cervical cancer control program whose primary objective is to increase the number of women who are screened for breast and cervical cancer. Eligibility is based on income and age.

Road to Recovery
Volunteers drive patients to and from treatment free of charge.