Funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Comprehensive Cancer Control is a national initiative through which communities and partner organizations pool resources to reduce the burden of cancer. These combined efforts help to:
- Reduce cancer risk.
- Find cancers earlier.
- Improve treatments.
- Increase the number of people who survive cancer.
- Improve quality of life for cancer survivors.
Since 2005, the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program has worked to address cancer through prevention, early detection and survivorship activities. Our work focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast, lung, colorectal, cervical, and skin cancers. The Comprehensive Cancer Control Program supports activities in local communities through a partnership with the public health districts, health systems, and other community partners.
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Idaho. Each year, approximately 8,500 Idahoans are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is considered a chronic condition and over 100,000 Idahoans are cancer survivors.
Idaho has some of the lowest screening rates in the nation for cancer.
Many cancers can be prevented if you:
- Get recommended cancer screenings for Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal cancers
- Get vaccinated for HPV and Hepatitis B, these vaccines can prevent certain types of cancer
- Make healthy lifestyle choices like exercising, eating healthy, and not smoking