Tag Archives: healthcare

A picture of the US Capitol building against a blue backdropWe should have access to essential medical supplies

By Tibby Reas Hinderlie, Communications Manager For many people, breast cancer treatment comes with harsh, disabling side effects. Lymphedema is a condition that causes incredibly painful swelling in the arms or legs due to the blocked flow of fluids. It is estimated... Read more
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Sign the card to President Biden and Vice President HarrisSign the card, get a sticker

By Jayla Burton, Program Officer Let the Biden-Harris team know that ending the breast cancer crisis must be a priority for the administration!   Add your name now and we’ll mail you two Breast Cancer Action stickers in appreciation for you taking... Read more
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BCAction Year End Giving. Text reads Give Today Donate.Let’s make healthcare for all a reality

By Marj Plumb, DrPH, Interim Executive Director At Breast Cancer Action, we envision a healthcare system in which everyone has access to healthcare that is compassionate, culturally competent, evidence-based, and supports patient decision-making. Over the last four years,... Read more
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Think Before You Pink 2020 Campaign Image with logo and the logos of the EPA, FDA, NCI, and DOj.Think Before You Pink® ends this weekend

By Marj Plumb, DrPH, Interim Executive Director Thank you for everything you’ve done this month to tell the administration and our federal agencies that We Can’t Be Pink’d! Together we held four federal agencies accountable. If you missed any of these actions,... Read more
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Political Cartoon featuring Attorney General William Barr and Lady JusticeTake action to protect the Affordable Care Act

By Rebecca Saltzman, Deputy Director The final week of our Think Before You Pink® campaign, “We Can’t Be Pink’d,” is here, and we’re calling out the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Attorney General William Barr. We will not stand by as they attempt to gut healthcare... Read more
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Marie Garlock pictured embracing her mom, Barbara Garlock.Calling on the FDA to Put Patients First: A Check-Up from Stage IV Cancer Communities

By Marie Garlock Marie Garlock, PhD, is an anti-discrimination educator and consultant for community-building initiatives (itisinyou.org). Marie’s based in Durham, NC and works across the U.S. south and Global South on healthcare, environmental, and racial justice... Read more
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The image contains a stone sign reading: FDA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration. There is a corporate building in the background and soil ground in front of the sign.Tell the FDA: put patients before profit!

Written By: Tibby Reas Hinderlie The Food and Drug Administration’s role is to protect public health by ensuring safety and efficacy of drugs and medical devices, including those used to treat breast cancer. The drug approval process should put patients before the... Read more
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From the Executive Director: It Shouldn’t Take a Pandemic to Prioritize Public Health

COVID-19 is an acute health justice issue that reveals the enormity of the cracks in our healthcare system. Read more
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Take Our 2019 Member Survey!

It’s your turn!    We reach out to you frequently with important updates and actions. Now we want to hear from you!    We’re developing a new strategic plan for Breast Cancer Action that will build on our current work and shape our direction over... Read more
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