Cancer Screening Saves Lives
Cancer is the leading cause of death in Wisconsin. Screening for cancer can prevent disease and can detect cancer at earlier stages, when it can be easier to treat.
Unfortunately, too many Wisconsinites do not get the cancer screening they need. Often this is because of barriers such as limited clinic hours, transportation access, the perceived cost of care, inadequate provider communication or follow-up, fear of stigma, and a lack of accessible information regarding why screening is important. These barriers can contribute to disparities in cancer mortality.
We can save lives by reducing barriers to cancer screening.
Our How-To Sheets offer straightforward answers to patient questions about cancer risk, screening, and insurance coverage. Topics include four common cancer types, as well as general cancer prevention. Designed for use with patients and families who may have health literacy differences, these tools are available in English and Spanish.