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Together we make a difference. Team Up Cancer advocates legislators on critical issues facing young adult cancer survivors.  A cancer survivor is a person who has be diagnosed with cancer.  If a person diagnosed with cancer in  treatment, terminal, or you’re in remission, you are a cancer survivor.  
We teach you how to make a difference in cancer survivors lives, by advocating for legislation to improve the lives of cancer survivors.     
Together we make a difference. Team Up Cancer advocates legislators on critical issues facing young adult cancer survivors.  A cancer survivor is a person who has be diagnosed with cancer.  If a person diagnosed with cancer in  treatment, terminal, or you’re in remission, you are a cancer survivor.  
We teach you how to make a difference in cancer survivors lives, by advocating for legislation to improve the lives of cancer survivors.      ​​
Team Up Cancer fights for those who should be focusing on healing. 
  
Every year, over 80,000 young adults (18-39) are diagnosed with cancer. Our advocacy work falls into the following categories community education, early diagnosis, treatment, and improved quality of life after cancer treatment.    
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SEE WHAT WE DO
We advocate legislators on issues that change the lives of cancer survivors.

  
Team Up Cancer is a grassroots young adult cancer organization working to improve outcomes for all types of young adults dealing with cancers  A new law will not only benefit one individual.  A new law will benefit the whole community of cancer patients.  Team Up Cancer focuses its advocacy efforts to make the greatest impact for all cancers.  

According to the National Cancer Institute most young adults are diagnosed with one of the following type of cancer Brain and other Central Nervous System Tumors, Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, Germ Cell Tumors, Extracranial Germ Cell Tumor (Childhood), Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumor, Leukemia, Liver, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Sarcomas, Bone, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Uterine Sarcoma, Testicular, or Thyroid.  


WHAT WE DO

  Team Up Cancer advocates legislators to pass legislation that benefits cancer survivors. Advocacy work is a long and slow process.  It can take years for a new law to pass, yet when it passes it will start making a lasting difference in cancer survivors. 
  
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WHO WE HELP

  We help young adult cancer patients. Our goal is to eliminate late diagnoses in the young adult cancer population, improve access to care, and improve quality of lives for all cancer survivors. 
  
  
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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

  Your support is used advocate legislators to improve care for cancer survivors in treatment and in remission. It takes your support to make it possible for Team Up Cancer to meet with legislators and do this need work.
  
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  1. 3 new laws passed
    16 bills
    3 initiatives
      Our advocacy work has led to 3 states passing new laws that improve the lives of cancer survivors.  16 new bill has been introduced and we are working on 3 different legislative initiatives.
      

Latest Activities ​

February 25, 2019 Founder and CEO Rico Dence Testify at Connecticut Health Committee Hearing on HB 5547:  A an act requiring physicians to educate their patients regarding the national marrow donor program.

February 21,
2019 Idaho State Senate unanimously votes in favor of Senate Bill 1098 BONE MARROW DONATION – Adds to existing law to provide that physicians may inquire if patients are bone marrow donors and offer them information on the bone marrow registry.

February 5,
2019 Founder and CEO Rico Dence Testifies at Iowa Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on Iowa Senate 169 Bill An act Relating to Bone Marrow Donation public Awareness Act. 


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