Cancer Prevention


More than half of all cancer deaths can be prevented by fully leveraging the knowledge, tools and medical breakthroughs we have today.

Providing everyone with the opportunity to have a health lifestyle and true access to cancer screenings - like mammograms and colonoscopies - could save thousands of lives every year.

We are working to pass laws at every level of government that are proven to help prevent and detect cancer.

Half of all cancer deaths can be prevented.

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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.

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December 15, 2017

DATE: February 27, 2018 Increase funding for tobacco control programs to $21 million. Prohibit the sale of tobacco products to persons under the age of 21. Protect state funding for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program. LOCATION: Lowe House Office Building 6 Bladen Street Room 142 Annapolis,

December 12, 2017

Virtually all cases of cervical cancer can be prevented or treated with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and early detection screenings. Yet, an estimated 266,000 women worldwide still die from cervical cancer every year. Women living in developing countries are hit particularly hard, with about 87% of deaths from cervical

November 15, 2017

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

October 26, 2017

Bipartisan legislation (H.R. 4122/S. 2006) introduced this week in Congress aims to provide women and doctors with clear information on breast density and its potential to mask the presence of breast cancer.

Cancer Prevention Resources

The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network provided comments on the Draft Recommendation Statement: Aspirin to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer.

Passing the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (H.R. 1220 and S. 624) would eliminate unexpected costs, and remove the financial disincentives that prevent people from getting their cancer screening.

Preventing disease in the older population