American Cancer Society News
More cancer patients now have health insurance because of health law
The Affordable Care Act has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of adults with cancer who lacked health insurance, new research shows. But whether future changes to this law could reverse the trend remains to be seen. “We wanted to understand what the ACA did, especially for vulnerable
Doctors, insurance companies and patient groups slam Graham-Cassidy
Insurance companies, doctors, patients, hospitals and other patient-provider groups are rallying together against the Graham-Cassidy plan, saying it could result in millions losing access to affordable health care and coverage. It’s not often you see these interest groups align, but the latest
Charities, nonprofits pull events from Mar-a-Lago amid Charlottesville controversy
A number of high-profile charitable organizations have canceled planned fundraising events and galas at President Trump 's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, amid growing backlash to the president's response to the deadly violence that broke out in Charlottesville. As of Wednesday, 21
Johnson and Johnson ordered to pay $417M to one woman over cancer claims
The pharmaceutical and consumer giant was ordered to pay $417 million to Eva Echeverria, 63, who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company's baby powder since she was 11 years old.
Study finds more young, white people developing and dying from colorectal cancer
Death rates from colorectal cancer for adults aged 20 to 54 are increasing by 1 percent each year, according to a new study, a rise that appears to be driven by an increase in the number of younger white adults getting and dying from this disease. Colorectal cancer rates increasing sharply among
Meghan McCain shares emotional message about her father
Meghan McCain shared a moving message about her father shortly after news broke last night that the Arizona senator's doctors had found a brain tumor during recent surgery -- calling him her "hero" and saying "my love for my father is boundless." Meghan McCain is known to have a close relationship
Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after blood clot removed
Sen. John McCain, 80, has a brain tumor , the Mayo Clinic and the Arizona Republican's office announced Wednesday night. "On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix," reads a statement from the Mayo
Health advocacy groups speak out against Senate health care bill
ABC News' Serena Marshall speaks to a policy advocate with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and an Affordable Care Act enrollee about Senate health care bill.
Hanford nuclear site incident raises questions about health, cancer risks
The breach of a tunnel that houses contaminated radioactive materials at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has drawn attention to potential risks around nuclear radiation exposure , including cancer concerns long-cited in the surrounding community, which has dubbed the scar left behind following
President Trump rounds up Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare
In the 11th hour the president makes his case but will likely face more hurdles even if he gets backing.