Meet Addressing Cancer Together
Cancer is the #1 killer in Central Texas, and uninsured patients are six times more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage cancer. We know early detection and increased life expectancy go hand in hand: The five-year life expectancy of Stage 4 breast cancer is just 27% compared to a 99% life expectancy for Stage 1.
Addressing Cancer Together, powered by United Way for Greater Austin, expands access to cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment in Central Texas. Our goal: To save lives and reduce the economic burden of cancer on families and communities. While Addressing Cancer Together plans to address all cancers and more counties, the initial rollout focuses on breast cancer and will support uninsured patients in Williamson, Bastrop, and Hays counties.
United Way’s vision is that everyone in our region will have equitable access to cancer screening and treatment. Through Addressing Cancer Together, people with low income who are uninsured will receive cancer care at little to no cost. Because when you are battling cancer your focus should be on regaining health, not having to decide between paying your rent or getting life-saving treatment. And when we help a person regain their health and well-being, our entire community is stronger.