Senators: Increase funding for lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings


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Dear [Decision Maker],

As a volunteer for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), I am writing to you today regarding funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including critical funds for the National Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.

Addressing the backlog of cancer screenings for those without adequate health coverage will place a new burden on the existing CDC cancer screening programs, which have long been underfunded. CDC's programs help ensure that Americans have options for cancer screening regardless of income or insurance status. Increased investment in the equitable application of existing cancer control interventions as spearheaded by CDC's DCPC will accelerate progress in the fight against cancer. For this reason, I am asking that you provide $559 million overall for DCPC, including $275 million for the National Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program when considering the Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations bill.

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