Breast and Cervical Cancer Actions


We urge Florida lawmakers to increase funding for the Mary Brogan Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program to $3 million.


Governor DeSantis has recommended a huge increase in the budget of a number of cancer fighting programs. We must take that excitement and turn it into action to ensure that these recommendations get across the finish line.


Governor DeSantis proposed increasing funding for breast and cervical cancer screenings to $3 million, a significant increase and what you have been advocating for the past few years. We know that early detection saves lives and everyone deserves a fair shot at fighting cancer.


The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) is a critical safety net to ensure that all eligible individuals – no matter where they live or how little money they make – can get a free or inexpensive breast or cervical cancer screening. But today, the program doesn’t have enough funding to serve everyone who needs it.

Even though U.S. breast and cervical cancer death rates have been declining for several decades, not all people have benefited equally from advances in prevention, early detection, and treatments. LGBTQ+ people are more likely to be uninsured, lack access to health care, and delay health care including critical screenings. The NBCCEDP (National Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program) provides timely access to breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 6 U.S. territories, and 13 tribes.