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Iowa Cancer Plan Goal 4: Ensure Optimal Quality of Life for People Impacted by Cancer


Nearly every Iowan will be affected by cancer in their lifetime, either through their own diagnosis or that of a loved one. Advances in screening, diagnosis, and treatment have boosted five-year survival rates from 50% in 1975 to 68% in 2002. Today, Iowa has estimated 124,000 people living with cancer. 
 

Priority 1: Increase awareness and knowledge of issues relevant to people impacted by cancer.

   
  Bring Together Cancer Health Educators, Statewide
  Caregivers Quality-of-Life Retreat, Cedar Rapids/Eastern Iowa
  "Celebrating Survivorship" Blood Cancer Symposium (2014), Des Moines
  A Conversation on Spritiuality and Cancer, West Des Moines
  Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening (2016), Ft. Dodge, IA
  Identifying and Understanding How to Address the Gaps in Care Experienced by Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Patients at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (2017), Iowa City
  Iowa Palliative care Project: Enhancing Clinical Communication Skills (2014), Iowa City
  Iowa Palliative Care Project: Enhancing Clinical Communication Skills 2 (2016), Des Moines
  Native American Cancer Support Group Training, West Des Moines
  Psycho-Social Care Conference: Integrating Treatment of the Whole Person (2012), Cedar Rapids
  Rediscovering the Joy in Eating: A Tasting and Learning Event (2012), Polk County, IA
  Rediscovering the Joy in Eating: A Tasting and Learning Event in Eastern Iowa (FY 2013), Eastern Iowa
  Relay for Life (2016), Des Moines Metro Area
  WEB-QOL (FY 2014), Statewide
 

Priority 2: Increase access to quality-of-life services.

   
  Active Ottumwa (2016), Ottumwa, IA
  Identifying and Understanding How to Address the Gaps in Care Experienced by Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Patients at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (2017), Iowa City
  Iowa Palliative Care Project: Enhancing Clinical Communication Skills (2014), Iowa City
  Iowa Palliative Care Project: Enhancing Clinical Communication Skills 2 (2016), Des Moines
  Relay for Life (2016), Des Moines Metro Area
  WEB-QOL (FY 2014), Statewide
 

Priority 3: Enhance the quality and reach of survivorship research.

   
  Acceptability of Using Telehealth Technologies as part of a Cancer Symptom Management Program in a Community Cancer Clinic (FY 2016), Jefferson County
  Relay for Life (2016), Des Moines Metro Area
  WEB-QOL (FY 2014), Statewide

Image of 2012-2017 Iowa Cancer Plan. Click here to access the entire document.  

Additional Goals:


Goal 1: Prevention
Goal 2: Screening
Goal 3: Treatment
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