Screening

ACS CAN is committed to ensuring all Americans have access to and coverage of evidence-based prevention and early detection services that are critical to the fight against cancer. 

Screening Resources:

Colorectal cancer is unique in that a person can be spared a cancer diagnosis if a polyp is found early and removed during the screening process. Right now, Medicare beneficiaries face a surprise bill when they wake up from a cancer screening that could save their life, thinking it was free. That's why it's so important to remove barriers to screening to ensure that all Americans have access.  

An estimated 140,250 men and women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2018 and 50,630 individuals are estimated to die from the disease. Without a continued, dedicated federal investment in colorectal cancer prevention and early detection, the U.S. could experience a reduction in screening leading to increases in completely preventable colorectal cancer cases and deaths. This factsheet discusses the importance of continued funding for the Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP).

Testimony Submitted to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, for Fiscal Year 2018 in support of a proposed statutory proviso that would encourage the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to take steps toward eliminating cervical cancer deaths worldwide.

Testimony Submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, For Fiscal Year 2018 in support of a proposed statutory proviso that would encourage the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to take steps toward eliminating cervical cancer deaths worldwide.

This factsheet provides information on the impact of cervical cancer around the world.

This factsheet provides information on how, with modest, focused resources, death from cervical cancer can be eliminated worldwide.

Passing the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (H.R. 1220 and S. 624) would eliminate unexpected costs, and remove the financial disincentives that prevent people from getting their cancer screening.

Increasing colorectal cancer screening in people aged 50 to 64 years old can provide Medicare with substantial savings, as evidenced in this analysis by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable report.