Our Partners

Primary Prevention/Screening & Early Detection

The Consumer Focused Committee will address issues related to general consumers and cancer prevention.  The committee is made up of individuals interested in:

  • Primary Prevention – Encouraging behaviors that may help prevent cancers from developing, such as improving diet and exercise habits, eliminating tobacco use, and avoiding the sun’s rays.
  • Early Detection– The practice of obtaining cancer screening tests to detect cancer early and at a more treatable stage.  Examples of early detection cancer screening tests include:
    • Pap tests for cervical cancer detection
    • Mammograms for breast cancer detection
    • Colonoscopy for colorectal cancer detection
    • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) for prostate cancer detection

Goals & Objectives

  • Reduce Tobacco Use among Ohioans.
  • Reduce Exposure to Environmental Carcinogens.
  • Increase the Proportion of Adults and Children who Engage in Healthy Eating Behaviors
  • Increase the Proportion of Adults and Children who Engage in Recommended Physical Activity Levels
  • Increase Vaccination Rate for Vaccines Shown to Reduce the Risk of Cancer
  • Reduce Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation from teh Sun and Sun Lamps
  • Improve Screening and Early Detection and Follow-up of Breast, Colorectal, and Cervical Cancers
  • Promote the Use of Cancer Genetic Services

I've been cancer free for two years and six months. What a miracle! I believe an important part of my recovery is having a positive attitude. Since there is only a 1% survival rate with pancreatic cancer, it would be easy to feel sorry for myself and wallow in fear. But life is short, and I thank God every day that I am alive and cancer free.

Janice Cicero, Burghill,
Pancreatic Cancer Survivor
Janice Cicero photo