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American Cancer Society: Help Pass Laws to Defeat Cancer

Insurance companies begin covering many cancer screenings - like mammograms, colonoscopies and Pap tests - because the American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) help get laws passed requiring them to do so. These are just a few reasons why cancer is not just a medical issue, it is a public policy issue as well. From the local city council to the U.S. Congress, the American Cancer Society and ACS CAN engage with elected and appointed officials to ensure that cancer remains a top local, state and national priority. Through advocacy, together we can be successful in eliminating suffering and death due to cancer.


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