Breast and Cervical Cancer

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Mammograms save lives. But, even today, too many women don't have access to lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings.

We are working in Congress and in every state legislature to ensure funding for the federal cancer screening and early detection program that has already helped millions of women and saved thousands of lives.

More than 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year, while over 13,000 will be diagnosed with cervical cancer.  We're working to convince Congress to increase funding for breast and cervical cancer research that could lead to new medical breakthroughs and save more lives.

Latest Updates

April 29, 2022
Michigan

LANSING, MICH. – After two years of virtual Cancer Action Days due to the pandemic, cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the Capitol in Lansing yesterday to meet in person with their elected officials. They let their lawmakers know that they can and must

March 16, 2022
Kansas

Cancer patients, survivors and advocates from across the state gathered at the State Capitol on Wednesday to press lawmakers to address several critical issues affecting access to health care for tens of thousands of Kansans, particularly those in need of cancer screening and treatment. The meetings were part of Kansas Cancer Action Day, an annual event organized by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) to make fighting cancer a legislative prioritity.

March 14, 2022
Arizona

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers from across Arizona rallied at the State Capitol Monday to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that would ensure biomarker testing is covered by more insurance plans, including Medicaid, when patients need it. Biomarker testing is critical in accessing precision medicine, including targeted therapies that can lead to improved survivorship and better quality of life for cancer patients.

March 11, 2022
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – March 11, 2022 – The Florida House and Senate finalized the 2022 budget late yesterday, including failing to fully fund the state’s Mary Brogan Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection program. For over 27 years, the Mary Brogan Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program has provided

Breast and Cervical Cancer Resources

For 30 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program has decreased disparities in breast and cervical cancer deaths.

If detected early, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable cancers. Incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer have declined by over 50 percent in the past 40 years, largely due to improved screening and early detection. However, the rate of decline has slowed in recent years. Efforts to reduce barriers to screening could greatly improve cervical cancer screening rates, particularly for disparate populations.