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 healthy 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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Let's save more lives from breast and cervical cancer

Join us in calling on Congress to ensure women – no matter where they live or how little money they make – can get a free or inexpensive breast or cervical cancer screening.

Latest Updates

September 7, 2022
National

Today U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor issued a ruling that may lead Affordable Care Act-compliant health plans to deny coverage for or reinstate cost-sharing for certain preventive health services.

May 24, 2022
Iowa

Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed The Gail Orcutt School Radon Safety Bill (named after a beloved retired teacher who died of radon-induced lung cancer), which requires radon testing and mitigation in Iowa schools.

March 29, 2022
National

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Monday the Biden administration released its FY 2023 budget, which includes $5 billion for the forthcoming creation of the Advanced Research Project on Health (ARPA-H) but reduces funding by nearly $200 million for the National Cancer Institute (NCI); a scenario which may threaten to undermine the president’s

March 29, 2022
Iowa

The Iowa Senate voted unanimously to approve House File 2412, which would require radon testing and mitigation in Iowa schools. The Gail Orcutt School Radon Safety Bill (named after a beloved retired teacher who died of radon-induced lung cancer) now heads to the governor’s desk.

Cancer Prevention Resources

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death in women. Breast cancer screening is an effective way of reducing breast cancer mortality and increasing survival odds. 

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 40 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.

Current federal law provides life-saving coverage of cancer prevention and early detection services and programs.  These provisions are crucial to reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in the United States.  They are also crucial in helping cancer survivors remain cancer-free and lead healthy lives.

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