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