The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is a grassroots member organization that gives cancer advocates,survivors, and caregivers the opportunity to shape legislative agendas to ensure that they include important cancer issues.
This year, secondhand smoke will cause nearly 42,000 deaths nation-wide among nonsmokers and an estimated 7,500 Oklahomans will die from smoking-related illness. We need to protect ALL Oklahoma workers from the dangers of secondhand smoke!
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A team of advocates and staff in Oklahoma was recognized for their dedication and exceptional work in cancer advocacy by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). ACS CAN, the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, presents the State Advocacy Team of the
OKLAHOMA CITY – For the second year in a row, Oklahoma has made great progress when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer. According to the latest edition of “How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative
As a child, she struggled with low platelet and red blood cell counts — an unusual combination of anemia in children. Doctors kept an eye on her health, and it would be three years before a genetic test of her bone marrow identified a duplicate chromosome that would ultimately lead to her Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). If untreated, MDS becomes leukemia.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Cancer survivors, health professionals and students will convene at the Capitol on Monday, April 16, seeking restoration of the state’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Fund and protection for current life-saving programs. Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest type of cancer in Oklahoma, and American Cancer Society Cancer Action
Please save the date for our "2019 Oklahoma ACS CAN Day at the Capitol" on Monday, April 15, 2019. More details to follow. Please RSVP and we will send you updates about the event and how you can help make cancer a priority at the Capitol.