Increase funding for lifesaving cancer screening programs
The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) is a critical safety net to ensure that all eligible individuals – no matter where they live or how little money they make – can get a free or inexpensive breast or cervical cancer screening. But today, the program doesn’t have enough funding to serve everyone who needs it.
The facts are clear:
- Screening leads to early detection and early treatment of cancer, which saves lives.
- Fewer than 1 in 10 eligible individuals receive cervical cancer screenings and fewer than 2 in 10 receive breast cancer screenings.
- Increased funding will allow for the NBCCEDP to serve as a much-needed safety net to reach those who currently lack access to breast and cervical cancer screenings.
It is critical that we ensure equitable access to breast and cervical cancer screenings.
Please support full funding of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.