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.

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To my U.S. Senators: Increase funding for breast cancer research

Ask your Senator to fund a strong increase in funding for breast cancer research and lifesaving breast cancer prevention programs.

Latest Updates

October 23, 2019
South Carolina

Join the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) as it celebrates and remembers breast and cervical cancer survivors and caregivers on Thursday, October 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Ann Tunky Riley Pink Tea.

October 11, 2019
Missouri

Gov. Parson Proclaims October 13, 2019 “Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day” in Missouri ST. LOUIS, Mo. – October 11, 2019 – When she was 34, Rebecca Schutz of O’Fallon had just given birth to her third child when she discovered a lump in her breast. Unfortunately, her worst fears

October 3, 2019
Tennessee

Nashville, TN – Metastatic breast cancer, also known as advanced stage or stage IV breast cancer, affects thousands of families across Tennessee. This stage of breast cancer occurs when cancer spreads beyond the breast to other parts of the body, including the bones, lungs, liver and brain. Gov. Bill Lee

May 16, 2019
Colorado

DENVER, Colo— Flanked by cancer patients, survivors and advocates, Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill 1302 into law, renewing Colorado’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Treatment Program for another 10 years to provide cancer treatment for low-income, uninsured and under-insured women. "Unfortunately, people without health insurance have lower

Breast and Cervical Cancer Resources

NBCCEDP – a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) program – provides low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women access to breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services. Ensuring adequate funding for the NBCCEDP will preserve a critical safety net for American women who continue to lack access to lifesaving screening, diagnostic, and treatment services for breast and cervical cancers.

This factsheet discusses risk factors for breast cancer and the importance of screening in the U.S.

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 50 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.