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Cancer treatment is time consuming – often requiring time off from work for doctor's visits, surgery and recovery, chemotherapy, and radiation. The flexibility to balance cancer treatment and employment is necessary.

Latest Updates

July 28, 2023

El Gobernador Prtizker promulgó una legislación de salud pública vital que prohibirá el consumo de cigarrillos electrónicos en todos los lugares donde está prohibido fumar según la ley estatal de ambientes libres de humo.

May 31, 2023

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is disappointed that the legislature didn’t pass legislation this general assembly that would have created paid medical and family leave, which would have helped reduce the cancer burden on Illinoisans.

May 15, 2023

Tomorrow, lawmakers will sport their suits and sneakers to show their support for those touched by cancer in the state, those lost to cancer and cancer control policies in Illinois. This year, 74,580 individuals are estimated to be diagnosed with cancer in Illinois and an estimated 23,730 will die from the disease.

May 10, 2023

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) supports legislation passed today by the Senate that will prohibit the use of e-cigarettes everywhere that smoking is prohibited under the state’s smoke-free law. ACS CAN supports everyone’s right to breathe clean smoke-free air.

State Contacts

Ally Lopshire
Government Relations Director
Tiffany Holmes
Illinois Grassroots Manager
Michelle Zimmerman
Associate Director, Regional Media Advocacy

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