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Report: Mass. Falling Behind In Cancer Prevention

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A new report that measures states based on their cancer-prevention policies finds Massachusetts fails in more areas than it passes.

Mark Hymovitz, of the American Cancer Society, which developed the report, says the Bay State has fallen behind on one key measure.

"The Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, which provides cancer screenings for low-income, uninsured women, we are starting to step back. We've seen significant cuts to that program over the past year," Hymovitz said.

The report also calls on the state to require that health insurers cover colo-rectal cancer screenings.

This program aired on August 11, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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