Nearly 100 Massachusetts cancer patients, survivors and their families gathered at the State House Monday to ask legislators to support expanded access to and awareness of palliative care services for those fighting cancer and other serious illnesses.
Blog posts tagged "cancer"
I was humbled yesterday to see that President Obama issued a proclamation naming April 2014 National Cancer Control Month, making the fight against all cancers a national priority.
On Wednesday, ACS CAN staff in New York set up a giant, inflatable colon in the Legislative Office Building in Albany to announce support of the 80% by 2018 goal.
Getting a colonoscopy is no one's favorite activity. Yet, I am reminded just how important getting a routine colonoscopy is when I see that colon cancer will kill an estimated 50,000 people in the U.S. this year.
Megan Ramey began tanning in her teens because she wanted that healthy glow before vacations and prom. It was easy to tan because there was a salon at the end of her street.
This afternoon, Amy joined Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to discuss the ACA's critical patient protections and the importance of obtaining coverage by the end of open enrollment March 31.
It couldn't be a more appropriate day for the FDA to launch its first-ever national anti-tobacco education campaign aimed at youth ages 12-17.
I'm pleased to share the following guest blog from ACS CAN volunteer Board member, cancer survivor, and tireless patient advocate Lori Greenstein Bremner.