Many important decisions about cancer are made not just in the doctor’s office, but also in Congress.

Government officials make decisions every day about health issues that affect your life.

As a cancer patient and survivor, I know firsthand how important these decisions are to people here in Maine.

Cancer will kill an estimated 3,300 people in Maine this year.

Lawmakers have the power to fund groundbreaking research and enact policies that help people prevent and fight cancer.

This election season I want to hear what the candidates have to say on health care issues that may impact Mainers – and specifically, cancer patients, survivors and their families.

Join my efforts by visiting www.cancervotes.org to learn about the impact elected officials can have on the fight against cancer.

Cancer touches everyone. One out of two men and one out of three women will hear the words “you have cancer” at some point in their lives.

The candidates need to rise above partisan politics and talk about how they plan to save lives and make cancer a priority.

Celia Garron

volunteer, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Yarmouth


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