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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:

 

  1. Cancer Risk Reduction: Tobacco and Obesity
  2. Vaccination for Human Papilloma Virus
  3. Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
  4. Colorectal Cancer Screening
  5. Lung Cancer Screening
  6. Quality Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
  7. Access to Palliative Care and Survivorship
  8. Patient Case Management and Care Coordination

 

View Georgia's Cancer Plan for 2014 - 2019 today! (click here)





The development of Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia is supported by Gasco and GCC