Despite notable advances in cancer prevention, screening, and treatment, not all individuals benefit equally from this important progress. This fact sheet provides an overview of current health disparities in cancer care and a snapshot of ACS CAN federal advocacy activities to eliminate these disparities and achieve health equity.
Disparities in Access to Cancer Care
All individuals should have equitable access to quality cancer care and equal opportunity to live a healthy life. Our ability to continue to make progress against cancer relies heavily on eliminating the inequities that exist in cancer care. This factsheet explores who is more likely to be uninsured, how do health outcomes compare across groups, barriers to healthcare, and how ACS CAN is taking action.