The Cancer Survivors Network for Planned Parenthood

The Cancer Survivors Network for Planned Parenthood is a community of cancer survivors and those touched by cancer who believe in the important role Planned Parenthood plays in the prevention and detection of cancer. We are united against attacks by extreme politicians who want to eliminate access to care at Planned Parenthood health centers, which provide more than 650,000 cancer prevention and screening services each year.

Watch Jaime’s Cancer Survivor Story

Watch Jaime’s Cancer Survivor Story

"One day, I found a lump on my right breast. So, I called Planned Parenthood and they got me in that day. Within two and half weeks, I had a complete radical mastectomy.

Had Planned Parenthood not have gotten me that appointment, I probably wouldn’t be around."

Congress is Threatening Planned Parenthood’s Lifesaving Cancer Care 

  • Nearly 650 health centers serve 2.5 million patients, and provide more than 650,000 cancer prevention and screening services each year
  • Nearly 72,000 people either had cancer detected early or abnormalities were identified and addressed
  • An estimated one in five women in the U.S. has visited a Planned Parenthood health center

Planned Parenthood’s Role in Achieving Health Equity

Black women and Latinas face greater barriers to accessing quality health care due to systemic discrimination and marginalization – often resulting in a delayed diagnosis and higher rates of breast and cervical cancer and increased mortality rates for breast cancer. Much of this could be addressed with better access to regular preventive care, including cancer screenings.

  • Planned Parenthood serves 360,000 patients Black patients and 575,000 Latino patients.
  • More than half (54 percent) of Planned Parenthood’s health centers are in rural or medically underserved areas. 
  • Seventy-five percent of Planned Parenthood patients live with incomes at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level (the equivalent of $36,450 a year for a family of four)

Learn More About Cancer Prevention & Detection

Learn More About Cancer Prevention & Detection

PP Information on Cancer