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

Cancer Candor Blog
October 28, 2019
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Colorado, Texas, Wyoming

Even as Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, ACS CAN will keep working year-round, across the country and with both state and federal lawmakers, to advance the public policies we know will reduce the burden of breast cancer.

October 11, 2019
Texas

A new poll says a majority of Texan voters support infusing taxpayer dollars into cancer research and prevention programs here at home, and state leadership are calling on citizens to vote yes on Proposition 6 this November to ensure that work continues uninterrupted.

October 1, 2019
Montana

MISSOULA, Mont.— Confident they can alter the future of cancer and who it impacts, public health policy experts, tribal and community leaders including cancer advocacy volunteers will lead a discussion focused on improving health equity in cancer prevention and care for all Montanans. The free event, hosted by the American

August 1, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) annual state-by-state report released today finds a majority of bills introduced in 2019 to combat youth tobacco use by raising the age of sale for tobacco to 21 were co-opted by the tobacco industry. ACS CAN’s 17 th

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.

Adequate and sustained investments and improvements in the prevention and early detection of disease are essential to refocusing the health care system on wellness.