FIRST, A sincere thanks to the outgoing leaders of the Pennsylvania Cancer Coalition subcommittees and workgroups for their expertise and willingness to guide the PCC in its mission of reducing cancer in Pennsylvania. Some are retiring; some moving onto new life ventures. Whatever the case, their time and dedication is greatly appreciated.
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.
This World Cancer Day, we recognize that our commitment to act will lead to powerful progress in reducing the global impact of cancer. So, this 4 February whoever you are, your actions - big and small - will make lasting, positive change. We need your commitment to create a cancer-free world. This World Cancer Day, who are you and what will you do?
Farmers face increases in mental and physical health challenges which are negatively impacting rural community health. The suicide rate among male farmers and ranchers is 60% higher than among similarly aged men across all occupations.
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.