Colorectal Cancer Actions


58% of all colorectal cancer deaths in 2020 will be due to “non-screening” Survival rates for a late-stage colorectal cancer diagnosis are 14%, compared to 90% survival rate for early-stage diagnosis An estimated $14 billion is spent annually on colorectal cancer treatments in the U.S., and is projected to increase...


Join American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, November 13 from 11-1 for an opportunity to learn more about how you can become involved with policy solutions at the local, state and federal levels.


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...


ACS CAN Maryland is now accepting applications for our top volunteer in the state. Submit your name to learn about this posiition.


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.


Sign our petition to let Indiana lawmakers know we need to provide funding for colorectal cancer screenings that can catch cancer early and save lives.