The American Cancer Society (ACS) announced an updated cervical cancer screening guideline that calls for less and more simplified screening, which reflects the rapidly changing landscape of cervical cancer prevention in the United States.
Check here regularly for updates on news, activities, resources on the Pennsylvania Cancer Coalition and its members to raise awareness and education around the cancer control activities in Pennsylvania.
SelfMade Health Network (SMHN) is part of the CDC’s consortium of national organizations to advance the prevention of commercial tobacco use and cancer in populations experiencing tobacco- and cancer-related health disparities.
ACT 52/SB 595 to cover supplemental screenings for women with dense breasts, high-risk factors
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the PA Breast Cancer Coalition’s life-saving breast cancer screening legislation for women across the state. Senate Bill 595, sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24), requires insurers to cover breast MRIs and ultrasounds for women with very dense breasts and other high-risk factors for breast cancer.
Congratulations to AccessMatters and Adagio Health for delivering breast and cervical cancer screenings to more than 7,870 individuals for the year ending June 30, 2020 and resulting in 119 cancers detected.