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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New budget calls for devastating cuts to breast cancer research

A new budget proposal would stifle the incredible progress we're making in defeating breast cancer.  Sign our petition opposing these devastating cuts.

Latest Updates

June 28, 2017
Ohio

Columbus, OH – June 28, 2017 – This statement can be attributed to Jeff Stephens, Director of Government Relations in Ohio for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). “ACS CAN commends the legislature for protecting funding for Ohio’s Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program at the Ohio

June 27, 2017
New York

Thanks to the efforts of ACS CAN volunteers across the state, the NYS Legislature advanced a number of important bills to prevent and treat cancer. Tobacco Control E-cigarette loophole: Passed both houses. Under this proposal, e-cigarette use would be prohibited in areas covered by the state’s Clean Indoor

June 21, 2017
Louisiana

Louisiana saw two extraordinary sessions to accompany it's 2017 Regular Session. Volunteers from across the state came together for ACS CAN Louisiana's Day at the Capitol event to ensure that cancer would be made a state priority.

June 14, 2017
South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC – June 14, 2017 – Funding for two programs critical to addressing South Carolina’s cancer burden has been included in the state budget signed by Gov. Henry McMaster earlier this week. The Best Chance Network (BCN), which provides free screenings to eligible women aged 30 to 64

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

In 2016, 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women, and approximately 40,450 women are expected to die from the disease. Breast cancer typically produces no symptoms when the tumor is small and most treatable.