Georgia Cancer Plan
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Georgia. In 2013, an estimated 16,630 Georgians died of cancer; each day, more than 120 more Georgians are diagnosed with the disease.
The Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium envision a future Georgia that is free from cancer deaths and cancer-related health disparities. Accordingly, multi-faceted and layered approaches to cancer prevention and control are needed.
Georgia’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan offers a strategic vision to reduce the cancer burden in our state. The plan is a product of extensive input from stakeholders and describes Georgia’s eight priority areas for 2014-2019:
- Cancer Risk Reduction: Tobacco and Obesity
- Vaccination for Human Papilloma Virus
- Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
- Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Lung Cancer Screening
- Quality Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
- Access to Palliative Care and Survivorship
- Patient Case Management and Care Coordination
View Georgia's Cancer Plan for 2014 - 2019 today! (click here)