CONCORD - Five years ago this February, Merrimack’s Tracy McGraw underwent her second surgery to treat her Stage 3C colon cancer. Originally diagnosed in 2012 at only 46 years old, she knows that detection, surgery and additional treatment, saved her life.
Colorectal Cancer Press Releases
AUSTIN, Texas – This fall, Texans on Medicaid with an average risk of receiving a colorectal cancer diagnosis may have their screenings covered starting at age 45.
DENVER, Colo. – February 27, 2020 - Colorectal cancer is now the fastest growing diagnosed cancer among young women in Colorado and the single biggest cancer killer of men under 50 nationally.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Coverage Tops American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s List of 2020 Legislative Priorities
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Indiana.
House to Vote on Comprehensive Drug Pricing Legislation, Provisions Include Capping Medicare Patients’ Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Costs
The U.S. House will vote today on a bill intended to bring down patient prescription drug costs. Several of the bill’s provisions are important to cancer care, including establishing an annual cap on Medicare enrollees’ out-of-pocket expenses, allowing some Medicare beneficiaries to spread out high-cost prescription cost-sharing over the course of the year, and expanding Medicare eligibility for low-income subsidies.
Washington, D.C. – Bipartisan legislation that would ensure surprise out-of-pocket expenses are not a barrier to lifesaving colorectal cancer screenings for seniors on Medicare is expected to be taken up by the House of Representatives this week.
More than 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district will be on Capitol Hill this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority
Alabama’s High Smoking Rates, including E-Cigarettes, and Other Tobacco-Related Concerns Discussed at Tobacco Advocacy Panel
The Tobacco Advocacy Panel: A Call for Action was held at the RSA Plaza Terrance in Montgomery to discuss the recent spike in tobacco use driven largely by the increased use of e-cigarettes among Alabama’s youth and the evidenced-based policies needed to reverse this trend.