According to the Cancer Causes & Control, comprehensive cancer control coalitions have been referred to as the "engines of change" and form a network that can facilitate important cancer control progress throughout our country. Every day in New Hampshire, 22 people are diagnosed with cancer and 7 people lose their lives to the disease. However, the American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that 50% of the most common cancers in the U.S. can be prevented through choices we make every day.
Strategies that encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle, promote cancer screening tests, increase access to quality cancer care, and improve the quality of life for people who survive cancer are found in the “2015-2020 New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.”
NH CCC works collaboratively with partners and communities to pool resources and implement activities that will reduce the burden of cancer and align efforts to reduce cancer risk. More information about cancer control is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.