Colorectal Cancer Actions

New York

While cancer affects everyone, it doesn’t affect everyone equally. And this session, the New York legislature can take an important step to help change that. Please take a minute to send a message today to your lawmakers asking them to protect funding for crucial cancer prevention and early detection programs that provide low-income, uninsured and underinsured New Yorkers access to breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings and diagnostic services at no cost.


Our bill to prevent and catch colorectal cancer early by lowering the covered age for screenings is just one step away from becoming law! Tell Governor Holcomb to sign our bill into law to start saving more lives!

Rhode Island

In 2020, colorectal cancer screening rates were down nearly 90% compared to 2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Research shows that out-of-pocket costs to patients creates financial barriers that discourage the use of recommended preventive services. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death when men and women are...

I want to help save more lives from colorectal cancer. I want to make sure all seniors have access to lifesaving colorectal cancer screenings, without the fear of a surprise bill. I will make sure my lawmakers hear from me about this important law.


Another year, another chance to fight back against cancer by speaking directly with your lawmakers. Join volunteers from across Indiana to fight back through advocacy at our 2020 Indiana Cancer Advocacy Day on January 29th. We’ll be talking to our Senators and Representatives about the need to lower the covered...


Currently, Indiana requires insurance companies to cover the cost of preventative colorectal cancer screenings starting at age 50, but in recent years there has been a nearly 51% increase in colorectal cancer diagnoses among people younger than 50. That’s why the American Cancer Society now recommends that individuals of...


Share your story, or the story of someone you know, who has been impacted by colorectal cancer


Ask your Representative to ensure that seniors on Medicare have access to colorectal cancer screening without any surprise out-of-pocket costs by cosponsoring and supporting the passage of the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act, H.R. 1570.


There are circumstances in life that make having access to a short-term health insurance plan useful. However, they shouldn’t be used long term since they do NOT cover essential health services, and they can deny coverage of anything related to pre-existing conditions—including a previous cancer diagnosis. Take action to keep...


When your doctor prescribes a specific treatment, you usually expect that your insurance will cover it. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.