The words from my doctor just hung in the air. "You have cancer," he said. It was 1990, and I was terrified.
Unlike many women during that time, I was able to beat ovarian cancer. But then, just seven years later, I heard those three scary words again. My cancer had returned.
While it may sound strange, I was actually lucky. In those seven years between diagnoses -- thanks to a continued commitment to cancer research -- a new drug had been discovered. That new drug saved my life. If my recurrence had come a few years earlier, I wouldn't be here today asking you to sign this petition.
We cannot turn back from our nation's commitment to fighting cancer. We must continue to fund cancer research. And the reason why is simple - it saves lives.
- George Blough, West Virginia
This year, more than 577,000 people in the U.S. will die from cancer.
The evidence is clear:
Cancer research leads to the medical breakthroughs that save lives.
Cancer prevention and early detection programs help catch cancer at its earliest and most treatable stages, reducing suffering and saving lives.
Tell Congress it's time to make fighting cancer a national priority!