Environmental carcinogens such as tobacco and radon are the leading causes of lung cancer in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvanians have a one in 14 lifetime risk of developing lung and bronchus cancers and a one in 19 lifetime risk of dying from these cancers.
Check here regularly for updates on news, activities, resources on the Pennsylvania Cancer Coalition and its members to raise awareness and education around the cancer control activities in Pennsylvania.
Adagio Health is sharing its video publicizing the free breast and cervical screening and diagnostic services available to Pennsylvania residents over age 21 and at or below 250% of federal poverty income guidelines, and those who are underinsured or uninsured.
Brought to you by the American Cancer Society, this Continuing Medical Education (CME) event developed in partnership with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will provide information on a new resource for health professionals to practice effective communication techniques for discussing sensitive topics about healthy eating, physical activity and body weight with cancer survivors.
According to the Pennsylvania Cancer Control, Prevention and Research Advisory Board (CAB) Cancer Burden Report, August 2019, Pennsylvania’s cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates have decreased among Pennsylvania women between 2000 and 2016. Cervical cancer trends in the state continue to reveal significant disparities among underserved populations.