Congress: Make Fighting Cancer a Priority
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Congress: Make Fighting Cancer a Priority

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      American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

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!

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    • Marisol Roriguez WATERBURY, CT
      • almost 2 years ago

      My sister recently passed away from a rare form of ovarian Cancer.

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    • Alethea Pedersen BURBANK, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This needs priority..too many people ..young and old are figuring out what to do with their handful of reamining years..even months..this ..should..not ...happen!

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    • Terry Birkhoff SAINT ROSE,, LA
      • almost 2 years ago

      My mother is a cancer survivor & I have other friends & family members battling this disease.

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    • Vicki Chatham MABLETON, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I lost my Daddy to caner and it was the most devastating thing I ever felt. To watch someone you love slowly die and there is not a damn thing you can do about it. It is one cruel disease and attacks even our precious children. I feel there is a cure already, but that big secret group of wealthy people have a lot to do with it not being available to these suffering babies, children and adults. How CRUEL!!!!!

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