Wyoming Cancer Action Center


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Palliative Care will make a difference to Wyoming cancer patients and their families

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with a serious illness, including cancer.  It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of their illness.  The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Latest Updates

January 4, 2017
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming

States would likely face increased costs and cancer patients and survivors could face delayed preventive, diagnostic and curative care under alternative Medicaid financing models being considered by Congress. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today sent a letter detailing the organization’s concerns to select governors...

September 7, 2016

Wyoming's current tobacco tax, currently only 60 cents per pack of cigarettes, is woefully behind the national average of $1.65 per pack. An increase in tobacco taxes not only encourages Wyoming smokers to quit, but it also raises much needed State revenue.

September 7, 2016

Pete Simpson illustrates the need for employers to address high healthcare costs and the need for critical insurance coverage for all Wyomingites.

November 12, 2015

ACS CAN help a Palliative Care Policy Forum on November 6th featuring retired US Senator Alan K Simpson, Dr. Greg Marino, Representative Charles Pelkey and ACS CAN State Lead Ambassador Dawn Scott. The event cullminated with the announcement that ACS CAN will be running legislation in the 2016 budget session

State Contacts

Dawn Scott
Wyoming Grassroots Manager
Jason Mincer
Wyoming Government Relations Director
Noe Baker
Senior Specialist, Media Advocacy

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Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.