Prevention and Early Detection Goal
Goal: Reduce cancer morbidity and mortality by increasing awareness and screening rates for those cancers where evidence-based guidelines exist.
Dr. Lynn Butterly, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Karen Bugler, NH Dept. of Health & Human Services
People can reduce their risk of getting some cancers by following recommended screening guidelines. Screenings can find cancers at an early stage, which can increase the available treatment options and decrease mortality rates for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers. Colorectal and cervical cancer screening can find changes early and prevent cancer from developing. No matter the type of cancer, it is critical that the unequal cancer burden among minorities and underserved populations be addressed. The NH CCC has identified target populations to help eliminate health disparities in the state.
The Prevention and Early Detection work group focuses its efforts on:
- Colorectal cancer- screen 80% of New Hampshire residents who are 50 and older.
- Breast cancer- improve breast cancer screening rates to increase early-stage diagnoses and reduce mortality.
- Cervical cancer- increase the number of New Hampshire women who report receiving a Pap test.
- Prostate cancer- encourage shared decision making between men and their health care providers.
Prevention and Early Detection
News and Events
2nd Annual Race for the Cure Set for May 11, Boston.com, 5/5/13
A healthy choice for NH Senate, Fosters.com Editorial, 4/13/13
Cigarette tax increase seen as a deterrent to youth smoking, Union Leader, 4/9/13
NH CCC annual conference presentations available: Navigating Turbulent Waters: Reducing the Burden of Cancer in Individuals and Communities was held March 20, 2013.
Monthly Checkup: Colon Cancer Awareness Month, WMUR, 3/21/13
UPDATED: House approves tobacco settlement, to net about $17 million, Union Leader, 3/20/13
NH Kids Will 'Kick Butts' on Wednesday, March 20, Wall Street Journal, 3/15/13