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Florida Cancer Connect

An initiative created by First Lady Casey DeSantis in partnership with the Florida Department of Health and Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

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Florida ranks second in the nation for newly diagnosed cancer cases.

About florida cancer connect

Florida Cancer Connect is a centralized resource hub for cancer patients, caregivers, and loved ones of those involved. Use this tool to access a centralized resource of trusted information from local medical practitioners to help you and your family make informed decisions when it matters most.

In 2018, more than 132,000 new cancer diagnoses were reported to the statewide cancer registry.

In May 2022, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the approval of $100 million for cancer research and care in the state budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, a $37 million increase over the previous budget.

The Department of Health and Agency for Health Care Administration created Florida Cancer Connect to help Floridians:

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“Cancer remains a leading cause of death in Florida, and we will continue to support those fighting this deadly disease,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “With this funding, cancer centers will continue their cutting-edge research and provide high quality care to patients. Our family is grateful for the care that the First Lady received during her cancer treatment this past year, and we want to make quality care available for all Floridians.”

Governor Ron DeSantis

“I am incredibly proud to see this record funding secured for cancer patients, their families, and the facilities that serve them,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis. “Early detection is a game changer in the cancer fight. I encourage anyone reading this to be proactive about your health — it might just save your life.”

First Lady Casey DeSantis