Cancer patients and those who’ve recently completed treatment are finding it challenging to get necessary health care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and many are experiencing financial stress trying to afford care in an increasingly difficult economic environment.
Facing a chronic disease such as cancer, lung or heart disease is daunting enough but facing these illnesses during the COVID-19 pandemic is life threatening—especially for those over 65.
In Pennsylvania, ACS CAN is urging lawmakers to pass prior authorization bill (HB 1194), which would ensure shorter review times and set a standard timeframe for all Pennsylvania insurance carriers. It is particularly important now during COVID-19 as many cancer patients are beginning to encounter delays in treatments and medical procedures.
A survey has been released reporting the extent to which COVID-19 is touching cancer patients.
Washington, DC — The nation’s nonprofits are on the frontlines in our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, working tirelessly to serve the people who need our services despite facing challenging circumstances within our own organizations.
Anchorage Voters Uphold Strong Smoke-free Protections by Defeating Proposition that Would Have Allowed Smoking inside Marijuana Stores
Anchorage, ALASKA – Anchorage voters defeated Proposition 11, which would have weakened the city smoke-free law and allowed onsite marijuana consumption. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) opposed Proposition 11.
Denver, CO - April 8, 2020 - On Monday, April 6, 2020, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in Colorado hosted a townhall featuring the Lieutenant Governor, Diane Primavera, and the Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, KC Becker.
Cancer Group Urges N.C. COVID-19 Committee to Enact Legislation to Safeguard Cancer Patients and Increase Access to Care
Pennsylvania Cancer Group Continues Push for Tobacco Control Funding During Virtual Week of Action, Apr. 6-10
Harrisburg, Pa. — Starting next Monday, cancer patients and survivors from across Pennsylvania will begin making virtual asks of their state lawmakers to preserve Pennsylvania’s line item for tobacco prevention and cessation funding in the state budget.