Montana Cancer Action Center


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You CAN prevent skin cancer

Melanoma incidence has increased in Montana.  This year, 450 Montana residents will be dialgnosed with melanoma. Currently 19 states and DC have enacted comprehensive laws restricting tanning for people under 18. Montana does not have a law that restricts people under 18 from using tanning devices.  Sign the petition.

Montana Priorities

Latest Updates

February 3, 2020

HELENA, Mont.—Preventing skin cancer and protecting teens from the dangers of tanning is the goal of a new partnership between Miss Montana 2019 Mo Shea and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society. Shea's social impact initiative as Miss

October 9, 2019

HELENA, Mont. – October 9, 2019 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issues this statement from ACS CAN Montana State Lead Ambassador Keri Yoder following the announcement by Governor Steve Bullock yesterday directing the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to implement emergency administrative

October 1, 2019

MISSOULA, Mont.— Confident they can alter the future of cancer and who it impacts, public health policy experts, tribal and community leaders including cancer advocacy volunteers will lead a discussion focused on improving health equity in cancer prevention and care for all Montanans. The free event, hosted by the American

August 1, 2019

HELENA, Montana – August 1, 2019 – Montana made progress in the cancer fight by re-authorizing Medicaid this year but fell short when the Legislature did not pass legislation to protect youth from the risk of deadly skin cancer by restricting access to tanning devices for those under the age

Montana Events

April 6, 2020
Helena, MT

Please join us for a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. This event is an opportunity to learn more about the work of the Cancer Action Network. We will have a silent auction, an awards ceremony, and Lewis & Clark Tap Room will donate a dollar...

State Contacts

Jodi Medlar
Montana Grassroots Manager
Kristin Page-Nei
Montana Government Relations Director
Noe Streetman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy
Western Region

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