[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Breast Cancer Patient Education Act Gains Support in House & Senate

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  H.R. 1984: Breast Cancer Patient Education Act of 2013 To amend the Public Health Service Act to raise awareness of, and to educate breast cancer patients anticipating surgery, especially patients who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, regarding the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction, prostheses, and other options. New Cosponsor: … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

  [LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  H.Res. 301: Expressing support for designation of September 2013 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2] New Cosponsor: Del. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0] New Cosponsor: Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] New Cosponsor: Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4] New Cosponsor: Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8] New Cosponsor: Del. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] New … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.Res. 301: Expressing support for designation of September 2013 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. – Expresses support for the designation of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not listed as Cosponsors, touch base … Continue reading

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The most common cancers in children are different from the most common cancers in adults. More than half of childhood cancers are leukemias and cancers of the brain and central nervous system. During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, visit the National Cancer Institute to: Get information about cancer types Learn about research into causes and treatment … Continue reading

[BLOOD CANCER AWARENSS MONTH] Someday is Today

Each September, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) sponsors Blood Cancer Awareness Month to advocate for patients and help create awareness of blood cancers and the urgent need to fund research for lifesaving therapies. Over its 60-year history, LLS has invested nearly $1 billion to advance cancer therapies. Remarkable progress has been made, yet more … Continue reading

Cervical Health Awareness Month Resources

Doctors say minority women are not accessing cervical cancer screening services as much as they should, putting them at higher risk of developing the disease. Although incidence of cervical cancer continues to drop in the United States, rates for minority women remain higher than in the rest of the population. Cancer data and statistics from … Continue reading