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Screen for Life

Screening for colorectal cancer saves lives

CDC's multiyear Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign informs men and women aged 50 years or older about the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests. Screening tests can find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they have a chance to turn into cancer, thus preventing the disease. However, about one-third of adults aged 50 or older (about 22 million people)—the age group at greatest risk of developing colorectal cancer—have not been screened appropriately.  Click here to learn more.

Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

Comprehensive cancer control, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is “a collaborative process through which a community pools resources to reduce the burden of cancer that results in risk reduction, early detection, better treatment, and enhanced survivorship.”

How is Comprehensive Cancer Control Accomplished?

Comprehensive cancer control is led by the Indiana State Department of Health, Cancer Section.  Bringing together and actively involving concerned citizens and key stakeholders to provide a framework for assessing and addressing the cancer burden by:

  • Enhancing infrastructure and resources for planning and implementation
  • Mobilizing statewide support
  • Using data and research to assess the cancer burden
  • Developing broad partnerships of public and private stakeholders
  • Developing a plan to address the cancer burden
  • Evaluating outcomes and the collaborative process

Collaborations

The Indiana State Department of Health leads cancer control efforts in Indiana.  Through the Indiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, ISDH provides leadership and the support for The Indiana Cancer Consortium.  The Indiana Cancer Consortium is a statewide network of public and private partnerships whose mission is to reduce the cancer burden in Indiana through the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive plan that addresses cancer across the continuum from prevention through palliation.