Throughout my career in oncology care, I have witnessed incredible change. On one hand, science and technology are progressing at an astonishing rate. Treatments are more effective than ever, and survival rates continue to increase. But cancer still takes the lives of an estimated 600,000 Americans each year. Until that number falls to zero, our nation must take every step possible to protect cancer patients battling for their lives each day. This begins with protecting access to critical care delivered in freestanding oncology facilities — not cutting off a lifeline to Americans living with cancer.