Set the screen.

Cancer screening saves lives.

It takes a big team to fight cancer. You can count on the American Cancer Society to help you set the screen to defend against cancer.

Find a screening location near you.

Many people face barriers to getting the care they need, but cancer doesn’t wait.

So make a breakaway and find a screening location near you.

Block out cancer.

Find out what test is right for you.

Many people wait until they have symptoms to visit a doctor. But by then, you’re giving cancer an early lead. Cancer screening is safe, effective, and should be a regular part of your life. Find out what screening tests are right for you.

Coach Ed Cooley

It’s simple. Get screened. If you have family history or not, get screened. And urge your loved ones to do the same.

Coach Ed Cooley
Georgetown University Head Coach and Colon Cancer Awareness Advocate
Sherry Painter

Cancer doesn’t care who you are or what your circumstances are. But everyone deserves the same opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

Sherry Painter
Breast Cancer Survivor and Wife of Purdue University Head Coach Matt Painter
Coach Chad Keller

Most of us don’t enjoy visiting the doctor. Don’t let your fear or anxiety keep you from being assertive about your health. The earlier you catch [cancer], the better chance you have of winning the battle and prolonging your life.

Coach Chad Keller
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Assistant Coach and Colon Cancer Survivor

Be a baller and pledge to get screened.

There’s no sure way to prevent cancer, but by adding early screening to your playbook, you’re more likely to catch it early for a better health outcome. Share your pledge with your friends, family, and followers.

I took the pledge to get screened, and I hope you will too. It takes all of us to fight cancer. Find a screening center near you at coaches.cancer.org. #GetScreened #SetTheScreen #CoachesVsCancer

Yale head coach James Jones reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Learn more about cancer screening.

How To Get Screened

Find out what to ask your doctor, and learn how to get screened even if you don’t have a doctor or have health insurance.

Early-Detection Guidelines

Screening tests are used to find cancer before a person has any symptoms. Use our recommendations to help you talk to your doctor about cancer screenings.

Contact us.

American Cancer Society 

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is the leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision of ending cancer as we know it, for everyone.

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American Cancer Society Cancer Helpline

Our Cancer Information Specialists can answer questions 24 hours a day, every day of the year to empower you with accurate, up-to-date information to help you make educated health decisions. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or chat online

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Coaches vs. Cancer

We need you on the team. Whether you’re a coach, players, or fan — you can join us in our fight against cancer.

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NABC & American Cancer Society

For 30 years, the NABC has collaborated with the American Cancer Society to unite coaches and fans nationwide through the Coaches vs. Cancer program to help the ACS defeat a common enemy — cancer.    

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Help us end cancer as we know it,
for everyone.

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