Cancer Prevention

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More than half of all cancer deaths can be prevented by fully leveraging the knowledge, tools and medical breakthroughs we have today.

Providing everyone with the opportunity to have a health lifestyle and true access to cancer screenings - like mammograms and colonoscopies - could save thousands of lives every year.

We are working to pass laws at every level of government that are proven to help prevent and detect cancer.

Half of all cancer deaths can be prevented.

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Expand funding for lifesaving breast and cervical cancer prevention programs

Congress should expand funding for a program that provides lifesaving mammograms and pap tests to thousands of American women each year.  Ask Congress to prioritize funding for these lifesaving cancer screenings.

Latest Updates

July 11, 2019
National

Today the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will mark-up a series of bills aimed at reducing patient out-of-pocket costs and preserving access to health care. Specifically, the committee will consider a measure that would exempt patients from having to pay surprise medical bills in most circumstances.

June 26, 2019
National

Today the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will markup legislation aimed at helping reduce patients’ out-of-pocket health care costs and improving public health. The Lower Health Care Costs Act would exempt patients from having to pay surprise medical bills in most circumstances.

May 8, 2019

Today the House Appropriations Committee approved an FY 2020 spending bill that includes a $2 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a $300 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

May 1, 2019
Colorado

DENVER, Colo— The Colorado General Assembly today passed House Bill 1302 to renew Colorado’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Treatment Program through 2029. The bill previously passed the House on April 22 and now heads to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk to be signed into law. The American Cancer

Cancer Prevention Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's state-based cancer programs play an indispensable role in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. In other words, they save lives. Funding of these programs is critical to that goal.

The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network provided comments on the Draft Recommendation Statement: Aspirin to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer.

Passing the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (H.R. 1220 and S. 624) would eliminate unexpected costs, and remove the financial disincentives that prevent people from getting their cancer screening.