A list of notable articles and information from March pertaining to cancer control is below, the links and articles can also be found on our website. If you missed it, we’ve got you covered!
The reports highlighted alcohol use, tobacco use, and obesity as continued abuses leading to cancer. Excessive drinking is responsible for nearly 45,000 years of potential life lost in the state of Wisconsin, with over 22% of adults reporting binge drinking. Tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of preventable death in Wisconsin. Obesity is also known to contribute to cancer, and affected nearly 17% of children and 34% of adults between the years of 2011 and 2014.
The US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has implemented a new rule prohibiting the use of E-Cigarettes on aircraft.
The Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer shows that death rates continued to decline for all cancers combined. Death rates decreased nearly 1.5% between the years of 2003 and 2012. In addition, most cancer sites for men and women of all major racial and ethnic populations showed steady decrease.
2016 County Health Rankings for the state of Wisconsin have been released in collaboration between the Robert wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.