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HELP SAVE LIVES

Cancer impacts everyone, yet last year, more than one-third of Americans missed routine cancer screenings due to COVID-19. Help us increase awareness about early detection.


From December 6-10, we ask communities, healthcare providers, employers and insurers to join us in helping everyone understand the benefits of early cancer screening. Here, you’ll find easy-to-use resources to help raise awareness and learn more about which screening tests may be right for you and those you love.

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Free or low cost screening options
Free or Low Cost Screening Options

Explore free or low-cost breast and cervical screening options for those without insurance through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Find a cancer screening location
Find a Cancer Screening Location

Find a cancer screening location near you through the Health Resources and Services Administration clinic finder and the American College of Radiology lung cancer screening locator.

Preparing for your appointment
Preparing for Your Appointment

Learn more about how to prepare for your screening with available resources.



RESOURCES

Resources for healthcare providers, insurers, employers and patients

Explore our useful fact sheet, toolkit and other materials to download for yourself or to share.

Resources for healthcare providers, insurers, employers and patients
Cancer resources for healthcare providers

For Healthcare Providers
Tools to educate patients and keep them informed on what screenings are best for them.

Cancer resources for insurers

For Insurers
Resources to educate your members.

Cancer resources for employers

For Employers
Materials to spread the word to employees.

Cancer resources for patients

For You
Go-to information to help you talk to your doctor about what screenings are right for you or a loved one.

OUR MISSION

Learn more about how this public health initiative has come to life in partnership with the American Cancer Society, Genentech, Optum and Stand Up To Cancer.


Access to cancer screening
Access to Screening

Limited access to care and not getting a doctor's recommendation for screening is partly why certain racial and ethnic groups, and people with lower socioeconomic status, are less likely to be up to date with recommended cancer screenings.1,2,3,4

Underserved populations and cancer screening
Screening and Insurance

Lacking health insurance, having high medical costs, or being from an underserved population can prevent people from getting recommended screenings and follow-up care. Because of this, they are more at risk of being diagnosed with cancer at a later stage when treatment can cost more and is less successful than when cancer is found early.5

 

Rural communities and cancer screening
COVID-19 and Screening

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to result in higher cancer death rates due to more people being diagnosed at a later stage, some having delays in treatment, and some waiting longer to get screenings and other preventive care.5

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      American Society of Clinical Oncology Policy Statement: Disparities in Cancer Care. Journal of Clinical Oncology; 2019. Available at: https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/JCO.2008.21.1680. Accessed August 25, 2021.

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      American Cancer Society. How Common is Breast Cancer? Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/about/how-common-is-breast-cancer.html. Accessed August 25, 2021.

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      American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Cervical Cancer. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer/about/key-statistics.html#:~:text=Cervical%20pre%2Dcancers%20are%20diagnosed,use%20of%20the%20Pap%20test. Accessed August 25, 2021.

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    • American Cancer Society. The HPV Test. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/screening-tests/hpv-test.html. Accessed August 25, 2021.

      American Cancer Society. The HPV Test. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/screening-tests/hpv-test.html. Accessed August 25, 2021.

    • American Cancer Society. Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2020-2022; 2020. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures-2020-2022.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2021.

      American Cancer Society. Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2020-2022; 2020. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures-2020-2022.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2021.

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    • American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Lung Cancer. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/lung-cancer/about/key-statistics.html#:~:text=Lung%20cancer%20is%20by%20far,breast%2C%20and%20prostate%20cancers%20combined. Accessed August 25, 2021.

      American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Lung Cancer. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/lung-cancer/about/key-statistics.html#:~:text=Lung%20cancer%20is%20by%20far,breast%2C%20and%20prostate%20cancers%20combined. Accessed August 25, 2021.

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    • American Cancer Society. Lung Cancer Survival Rates. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/lung-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/survival-rates.html. Accessed August 25, 2021.

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      U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. Lung Cancer: Screening. Available at: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/lung-cancer-screening. Accessed August 25, 2021.

    • American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Prostate Cancer. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/about/key-statistics.html. Accessed August 25, 2021.

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