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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

April 22, 2019
Colorado

DENVER, Colo.— The Colorado House of Representatives today passed House Bill 1302 to reauthorize Colorado's Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Treatment Program through 2029. The bill has enjoyed strong bipartisan support, passing the House with a vote of 52-12 and now awaits Senate action. The American Cancer Society

April 9, 2019
Maryland

An ambience of sadness and loss permeated this year’s Sine Die —the last day of the 90-day, Maryland General Assembly Session—as we processed the loss of Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, a true health care champion. It is fitting that we made so much progress this year. Please take a

Cancer Candor Blog
March 6, 2019

Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death for men and women combined in our country – a fact that’s difficult to accept given that it’s one of a limited number of cancers that can be prevented through screening.

February 26, 2019
Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – Tomorrow, the Arkansas House Rules Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 1565. While this bill’s stated purpose, funding for the pursuit of National Cancer Institute designation for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is laudable, it achieves this aim by undercutting effective tobacco control

Cancer Prevention Resources

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

Every day, almost 1,600 people in America die from cancer. About half of all cancer deaths could be prevented by applying proven prevention and early detection strategies.

Under sequestration, across-the-board cuts to nearly all government agencies, prevention and public health are taking a severe hit. Core cancer prevention and public health programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been slashed by three percent.