Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Break Down Barriers to Lifesaving Cancer Screenings

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), along with Representatives Joe Morelle (D-NY-25) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-08), led their colleagues in introducing the bipartisan Screening for Communities to Receive Early and Equitable Needed Services (SCREENS) for Cancer Act to reauthorize the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), a lifesaving program that provides breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services for women who are low-income, uninsured, and underinsured who do not qualify for Medicaid. Since 1991, NBCCEDP has served more than 6.1 million women, detecting nearly 77,000 breast cancers and over 24,000 premalignant breast lesions.

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