One of the first things many people think of when they hear the American Cancer Society is its signature event, Relay For Life. At Relay events across the globe, communities, survivors, caregivers and families come together for a 12- to 24-hour event to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones and fight back against a disease that too many of us have experienced. The fight back portion of the event is where advocacy plays a major role.
Blog posts tagged "cancer"
A recent White House report found that millions of uninsured Americans continue to lack access to health care coverage because a number of state lawmakers and/or governors have chosen not to broaden access to Medicaid.
I am honored that the USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack accepted my invitation to guest blog about the important work the agency is doing to ensure our children are getting healthy foods and drinks at school.
David is one of three courageous ACS CAN volunteers sharing his personal story to raise awareness about the importance of funding for research at the National Cancer Institute in our newest advertising campaign.
Technology is changing every aspect of our lives, and in the field of medicine that is especially true in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer.
Childhood cancer's own superhero "Rumbleman" descended upon Washington, D.C. today joining more than 250 childhood cancer patients, survivors and their families on Capitol Hill.
By now you've likely seen the news that there are some members of Congress who want to roll back some of the nutrition standards that we successfully implemented into our nation's school meals program
The summer season kicks off today with Don't Fry Day an annual day dedicated to encouraging good sun safety behavior to prevent skin cancer. As the American Cancer Society's Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Len, will tell you, it's critically important to wear good sunscreen and shade your skin from the sun starting at an early age. In addition to protecting yourself from the harmful rays of the sun, it's also important to avoid indoor tanning beds -- especially important for youth.
Almost everyone has lost a loved one to cancer. But this tragedy is only compounded when we realize afterwards that some of these cancers could have been prevented.
This National Minority Health Month coincides with the end of the 2014 open enrollment period for the health care marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act.