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Colorectal Cancer

By | May 6th, 2010|Prevention|

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer in Arizona, with 2,213 cases in 2006 (according to our Cancer Data Query System) But only about half the folks in Arizona take advantage of a simple screening test that can save their life. Last week, The Lancet published the first clinical trial that clearly demonstrates [...]

Arizona Cancer Registry

By | May 5th, 2010|General, Preparedness|

The ADHS Arizona Cancer Registry is a population-based surveillance system that collects, manages and analyzes information on the incidence, survival and mortality of persons having been diagnosed with cancer. We began collecting cancer case information in 1981.  The Registry has data available describing cancer in Arizona using a variety of descriptors, including site of origin, age, [...]

Baja Health Tourism

By | February 22nd, 2010|General|

The Mexican Federal Government announced a new policy this week to promote medical tourism in Mexico. Medical tourism is when you go abroad for medical care.  Their goal is to encourage U.S. residents (with an initial focus on the uninsured) to travel to Mexico for their medical needs, generating jobs and investment.  Another objective is [...]