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Arizona Cancer Programs Secure Increased Funding for the State

By | August 10th, 2017|Preparedness, Prevention|

The Arizona Cancer Registry and Office of Cancer Prevention and Control received good news last week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – their grant application was approved for a total of $3,930,027 per year for the next five years.  This represents a 13.5% increase in funds of $466,909 per year.  The [...]

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Early Detection of Breast and Cervical Cancer is Critical to Helping Women Beat the Diseases

By | January 30th, 2017|Prevention|

Cancer is the leading cause of death in our state. According to the most recent data from the Arizona Cancer Registry, 11,642 Arizonans lost their lives to cancer in 2015. We offer several programs and public education campaigns to help raise awareness about cancer prevention, and to help people get screening and treatment for certain [...]

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Work Continues on Breast Cancer Learning Collaborative

By | December 22nd, 2016|Prevention|

Our Office of Cancer Prevention and Control has been awarded a contract from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to continue exciting work on the Breast Cancer Learning Collaborative. In the first year, through some terrific research conducted by the Arizona Cancer Registry, we learned that African American, Native American, and Hispanic women [...]

Pink Ribbon Plates Help Arizona Women get Cancer Screening

By | November 1st, 2016|Prevention|

Arizona drivers who have ordered the Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness specialty license plate have helped raise nearly $2 million for cancer screening in the past decade. There has been nearly 110,000 pink ribbon annual vehicle registrations issued by the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division since 2006 when legislation authorizing the plates took effect. [...]

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New AZ Cancer Report

By | August 22nd, 2013|Prevention|

Surveillance is a cornerstone of public health practice because it gives us the tools we need to identify priorities and craft effective interventions to improve outcomes.  Cancer surveillance is no exception.  Our Arizona Cancer Registry tracks and monitors the number and types of cancer cases in the state and publishes reports periodically.  Our new report [...]

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Guest Blog by Sheila Sjolander

By | October 26th, 2012|Prevention|

It’s that time of year again.  It is October, the pink ribbon shows up and you can find opportunities to buy just about anything created in pink; even small appliances.  You know pink has truly taken hold when you see men at the gym wearing pink workout gear and football players wearing pink shoes.  There [...]

Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program Expansion

By | August 14th, 2012|Prevention|

More good news…  starting last week- more uninsured women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer will be eligible to receive comprehensive treatment through Arizona’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (which is administered by AHCCCS).  In the past, only women diagnosed through Well Woman HealthCheck were able to access treatment through the Program.   The American Cancer [...]

The Road to Lifelong Health Begins with Breastfeeding

By | August 6th, 2012|General|

The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week and it has been for 20 years.  This year’s theme is The Road to Lifelong Health Begins with Breastfeeding.  Those long-term benefits apply to both mothers and babies.   When babies are fed human milk, they are more likely to avoid obesity, less likely to die from [...]

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AZ Well Woman HealthCheck Program Get’s High Marks

By | August 22nd, 2011|General|

Most of us are aware that the Well Woman HealthCheck increases screening for breast and cervical cancer.  As part of our federal funding agreement for the program the CDC audits 100% of the services provided.  Services are audited for appropriateness and timeliness- even the age of women receiving mammograms is audited for meeting guidelines.  We submit [...]