Kansas Cancer Action Center


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Support increasing funding for breast and cervical cancer screenings

Screenings save lives. But, even today, too many women don't have access to lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings, like mammograms and Pap tests. 

Latest Updates

May 20, 2021

Topeka, Kan. – Today, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly vetoed Senate Bill 29, which would have exposed more Kansans to inadequate health plans that can avoid patient protections required by federal law. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

February 1, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. – Today Governor Laura Kelly introduced a bill to expand KanCare, a move that would allow an estimated 165,000 low-income Kansans to gain access to comprehensive, affordable health insurance coverage. Many of those who could gain coverage are currently uninsured – which is especially risky during a pandemic.

January 12, 2021

Topeka, KS – As we start a new legislative session and as the COVID-19 crisis continues, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is urging lawmakers, once again, to broaden KanCare eligibility, allowing approximately 150,000 low-income Kansans to gain access to comprehensive, affordable health insurance. Many of those

September 13, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. – Nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district will dial into calls and log onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority. Due to the coronavirus

Kansas Events

March 3, 2022CST
Topeka, KS

Take Down Tobacco Day is hosted by The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Resist youth tobacco prevention program and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. The purpose of this event is to educate students about the importance of youth advocacy in tobacco prevention and how to talk to...

State Contacts

Matt Prokop
Kansas Grassroots Manager
Megan Word
Kansas Government Relations Director
Priscilla Cabral-Pérez
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

Share Your Story

Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.