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June 29, 2020
South Carolina

Everyone is being impacted in someway shape or form by the COVID-19 pandemic. But cancer patients are experiencing even more challenges. These include treatment delays, oral medication at home, poor insurance coverage and not getting timely screenings. The Cancer Action Network has been conducting surveys on these topics. In the

June 29, 2020
South Carolina

It can be tough to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, and it can be even tougher if you’re a cancer patient and undergoing treatments. David West lives in West Columbia. On Nov. 20, 2014, he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer. “I’m still in treatment, and my tumors have

June 29, 2020
South Carolina

Improving access to at-home cancer treatment could be a win-win amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And we must bring this about: right now accessing cancer treatment is a terrifying prospect for cancer patients like me who are in a higher risk group of contracting COVID-19. When the pandemic began my oncologist

June 9, 2020
South Carolina

WASHINGTON, D.C. — June 9, 2020 — Cancer patients and survivors are finding it increasingly challenging to get necessary health care as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Many are experiencing financial stress and mental health issues as they try to navigate the difficult health and economic environment. An American Cancer

May 11, 2020
South Carolina

COLUMBIA , SC -- The COVID-19 pandemic has put a lot on hold, but one thing that hasn’t stopped is cancer. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) wants to hear from anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, is a caregiver for someone with the disease or

April 17, 2020
South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC — April 17, 2020 —Cancer patients and those who’ve recently completed treatment are finding it challenging to get necessary health care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and many are experiencing financial stress trying to afford care in an increasingly difficult economic environment. According to

February 5, 2020
South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC – February 5, 2020 – Today, the front steps of the South Carolina State House were covered in sneakers to remind lawmakers of individuals who had lose their lives to cancer and the work they can do to prevent premature deaths. Legislators on both sides of the

January 14, 2020
South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC – January 14, 2020 – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in South Carolina. The latest edition of the ACS CAN’s How Do You Measure Up? report

December 23, 2019
South Carolina

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 19, 2019 – A report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and other public health groups shows that, amidst a youth tobacco use epidemic that is being driven by e-cigarettes, South Carolina is