The phrase an ounce of prevention saves lives and money means a lot to me and my family. My wife and I are diligent about talking with our doctors and ensuring we are getting the necessary cancer screenings. All Americans deserve access to these lifesaving tests and other cancer prevention measures, but a public health fund designed to do just that is in jeopardy.
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Today, the Senate honored that historic moment by introducing a resolution commemorating the anniversary. The resolution, co-sponsored by Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Bob Casey (D-PA), celebrates the fact that people with cancer stand a far better chance of surviving the disease today than they did 40 years ago.
Today, when consumers pick a health coverage plan they are given a long document filled with complicated jargon that is virtually impossible for them to understand. An important provision in the Affordable Care Act, known as the Summary of Benefits and Coverage provision, was written to change that.
Our work to protect vital cancer funding is ongoing, as are our efforts in support of strong tobacco control measures, policies that improve access to health care and improve patients' quality of life and lifesaving prevention and early detection programs. Now is the time to contact your members of Congress and ask them to make fighting cancer a national priority.
Did you know tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death in our country? Yet, our progress in the fight against Big Tobacco is being undermined, according to a report released today by a coalition of public health groups including ACS CAN.
At ACS CAN, we are thankful for the advocacy work our many partners do every day to help our mission of making cancer a national priority with lawmakers. As the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, we are fortunate to have the following as just some of our program partners who are fighting back against cancer.
Today, ACS CAN is taking our message to the radio waves. Dick Woodruff, vice president of federal relations, and I are conducting radio interviews across the country in the hometowns of members of the 12-member bipartisan panel known as the super committee places like Springfield, Mass., Louisville, Ky. and South Bend, Ind.
The effort to make cancer a national priority with our elected officials is not just a fight based in Washington, D.C. ACS CAN volunteers are holding events across the country to call on Congress to protect federal funding for cancer research, prevention and access to adequate health care.
I love the month of October because when I turn on my TV on Sunday afternoons the football field is decorated in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This past Tuesday, I had the privilege of participating in an incredible event at a local breast care center here in Washington, D.C to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month and emphasize the importance of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, which provides access