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

November 15, 2017
Maryland

Easton Doctor of Nursing and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Ambassador Receives Abeloff Award for Excellence in Public Health and Cancer Control from Maryland Department of Health Dr. Michele Williams has received the 2017 Martin D. Abeloff Award for Excellence in Public Health and Cancer Control from the

November 3, 2017
Vermont

Our voices have been heard! Today, Vermont insurance carriers and providers issued a protocol to standardize coding for screening mammograms. This determination will help ensure that Vermonters receive mammograms at no cost, as the law intends. This is a significant win in our campaign to improve access to lifesaving mammograms!

October 31, 2017
National

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ACS CAN volunteers and breast cancer survivors share why a better type of care for cancer patients is so important Fighting cancer shouldn’t just involve drugs and medical treatments. It also should involve care focused on improving the cancer patient’s quality of

Cancer Candor Blog
October 29, 2017
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Nevada

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month a time when cancer advocates work to increase awareness of the disease, and highlight successes and opportunities in the breast cancer community. With that in mind, I’d like to highlight our advocacy work in Nevada, which recently resulted in a huge win.

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