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Iowa Cancer Plan Goal 2: If Cancer Does Occur, Find It In Its Earliest Stages 



An important goal for cancer control is to find the disease in the earliest stages when treatment is most effective. Early detection through screening tests can increase survival rates and reduce treatment complications. 


Priority 1: Encourage the public to follow screening recommendations.
  An Academic Community Partnership to promote Cancer Health Equality among Latinos in Iowa (2014), West Liberty, IA
  Breast Health Summit (2012), Cedar Rapids, IA
  Cancer Screening and Education At The Iowa State Fair (2015), Des Moines, IA
  Cervical Cancer Free Iowa (ongoing), Statewide
  Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative using FluFOBT Model, Central IA
  Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit Giveaway (2012), Waterloo, IA
  Colorectal Screening and Education for Rural Residents (2016), Poweshiek County
  Don't Fry - Apply! (2016), Rockwell City, IA
  Early Colorectal Cancer Screening, East Central Iowa/Cedar Rapids
  Farm Progress Show Health and Safety Tent, Boone, IA
  Free Head and Neck Cancer Screening (2014)
  Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening (2016), Ft. Dodge, IA
  Get Fit for Life (2016), Waterloo, IA
  Importance of FIT Screening (2012), Statewide
  Increasing Access to Quality Lung Cancer Screening in the Community Hospital Setting (2014), Pottawattamie County, IA
  LGBTQ Risks & Cancer (2016), Statewide 
  Rediscovering the Joy of Eating: A Tasting and Learning Event 92012), Polk County, IA
  Relay for Life (2016), Des Moines Metro Area
  Sun Safety 2016 (2016), Allamakee County, IA 
  Sun Safety (2012), Linn County
  Sun Safety & Skin Cancer Screening at the 2012 Farm Progress Show, Boone, IA
 
Priority 2: Increase access to quality recommended cancer screenings.
  An Academic Community Partnership to promote Cancer Health Equality among Latinos in Iowa (2014), West Liberty, IA
  Cancer Screening and Education At The Iowa State Fair (2015), Des Moines, IA
  Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative using FluFOBT Model, Central IA
  Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit Giveaway (2012), Waterloo, IA
  Cervical Cancer Free Iowa (ongoing), Statewide
  Farm Progress Show Health and Safety Tent, Boone, IA
  FluFIT Pilot Project (2014), Marshalltown, IA
  Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening (2016), Ft. Dodge, IA
  Get Fit for Life (2016), Waterloo, IA
  LGBTQ Risks & Cancer (2016), Statewide 
  Relay for Life (2016), Des Moines Metro Area
  Shield the Homeless (2016), Council Bluffs, IA
 
Priority 3: Implement health-care system-based strategies to increase cancer screening rates.
  Cervical Cancer Free Iowa (ongoing), Statewide
  FluFIT Pilot Project (2014), Marshalltown, IA
  Free Head and Neck Cancer Screening (2014)
  Importance of FIT Screening, Statewide
  Increasing Access to Quality Lung Cancer Screening in the Community Hospital Setting (2014), Pottawattamie County, IA
  Increasing Screening Rates in Primary Care Clinics, Statewide

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

Additional Goals:


Goal 1: Prevention
Goal 3: Treatment
Goal 4: Quality of Life
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