Promoting Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer
Activities that promote early detection and treatment of cancer include—
- Providing education and community outreach activities to encourage screening.
- Supporting patient navigators and community health workers who help remove barriers to accessing cancer information, services, and treatment.
- Working within health systems to improve quality of services.
Examples of Successful NCCCP Activities Focusing on Screening and Treatment
- Oregon—The Cancer You Can Prevent
Campaign uses tailored messages featuring stories from community members to increase colorectal cancer screening rates.
- Fond du Lac Reservation, Minnesota—Birthday Reminders
Medical clinic sends birthday cards to women who are due for breast cancer screening.
- Maine—Taking a Closer Look at Screening
Annual survey of lung cancer screening facilities provides baseline data and informs current list of options for providers and patients.
Cancer Prevention and Control Works
Communities can prevent and control cancer when they have the right partners, plans, and solutions. CDC’s NCCCP is leading cancer prevention and control efforts that are saving lives and supporting survivors. Visit NCCCP Success Stories for more examples of comprehensive cancer control in action.