PROTECT LEGISLATION AND PROGRAMS THAT REDUCE THE CANCER BURDEN IN TENNESSEE

Support continued funding for TN Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program

State funding for Tennessee Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program stands at $1 million annually, providing mammograms and Pap tests for approximately only 16 percent of the 85,000 women eligible for the program. Every woman eligible deserves access to mammograms and Pap tests to screen for breast and cervical cancer because early detection saves lives. 

Support continued funding of TennCare smoking cessation program

Maintaining state funding for smoking cessation services for TennCare enrollees will help smokers quit and reduce downstream tobacco-related health care costs. Of the more than 1.2 million TennCare enrollees, 33 percent are smokers. Among people who are not covered by TennCare, 21 percent are smokers.