Breast and Cervical Cancer

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Mammograms save lives. But, even today, too many women don't have access to lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings.

We are working in Congress and in every state legislature to ensure funding for the federal cancer screening and early detection program that has already helped millions of women and saved tens of thousands of lives.

One in eight women will develop breast cancer and too many will die from the disease. Meanwhile, 13,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer.  We're working to convince Congress to increase funding for breast and cervical cancer research that could lead to new medical breakthroughs and save more lives.

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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

January 22, 2018

Congress today included funding to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years as part of a short-term extension in the FY18 spending bill. However, lawmakers delayed consideration of renewed funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) until later budget negotiations are completed.

January 10, 2018
District Of Columbia

Happy New Year! As we ring in the new year, I hope we can continue to count on you to help make 2018 another great year! This year's ACS CAN’s legislative priorities for the District of Columbia are: Increase the cigarette tax by $2.00 per pack to $4.50 per pack

January 9, 2018
Virginia

Working together, we can convince lawmakers in Virginia that fighting cancer should be a top priority. Our elected leaders make critical decisions that affect cancer-related programs and issues. With your help, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is leading the fight to conquer cancer at the State

Cancer Candor Blog
December 19, 2017
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While many start to slow down this time of year to turn their focus toward the holidays, ACS CAN volunteers are using every opportunity they can to engage their lawmakers before the end of the year.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Resources

This factsheet discusses risk factors for breast cancer and the importance of screening in the US.

ACS CAN and the Society/NCCRT study estimating the number of men and women who could remain uninsured and continue to meet the eligibility requirements for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) and the Colorect