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Your Cancer Story

Your story distinguishes you from a statistic or a policy. It's what puts a human face on a disease that impacts millions of Americans every year.

Latest Updates

September 9, 2020

The evening of Saturday, Sept. 12, buildings along Dallas’ skyline and Fort Worth’s landmarks will glow yellow as part of the 10 th annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Lights of Hope celebration.

March 3, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas – This fall, Texans on Medicaid with an average risk of receiving a colorectal cancer diagnosis may have their screenings covered starting at age 45. Texas Health and Human Services recently updated its Medicaid policy to align with current American Cancer Society guidelines, which lowers the starting age

November 6, 2019

CPRIT has funded more than 5.7 million prevention services in all 254 counties, which led to the detection of over 3,600 cancers and the identification of over 17,000 pre-cancers.

October 15, 2019

Texas State Sen. Jane Nelson received the Advocacy in Action in recognition of her dedication to ensuring continued investment in the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

Texas Events

December 3, 2020CST

ACS CAN Texas Forum Series: Cancer Prevention Amidst COVID-19 CANCER HASN’T STOPPED. So neither have we. COVID-19 created a complete disruption to lives around the globe, and none perhaps more significantly than those in need of medical care. With the restrictions of care to essential services only, countless individuals found...

State Contacts

Kyle DeLeon
Texas Grassroots Manager
Adrienne Lynch
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.