Breast and Cervical Cancer


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

May 11, 2017

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network recently honored Olivet resident C.J. Heisler with its Advocacy Volunteer of the Year award at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing.

May 11, 2017

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network recently honored Ypsilanti resident Jennifer Belaire with its Excalibur Award at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing.

May 10, 2017

Get the latest update on our success during the 2017 legislative session! With YOUR support we are working to eliminate cancer and make Idaho a healthier place to live.

May 10, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – May 10, 2017 – Approximately 200 cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state traveled to the Illinois State Capitol today and called on the General Assembly to prioritize the nearly 11,000 Illinoisans who will be diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer in

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.