Cancer Screenings

Reducing Barriers to Screening

Member Spotlight: Clinic ‘champions’ increase screening rates for colorectal cancer  For more than 35 years, a bustling health clinic in south-central Madison has served a diverse and under-insured community. In 2016, clinic staff identified a gap: too many patients at risk for colorectal cancer weren’t getting screened. The Joyce & Marshall Erdman Clinic is part… Read more »

Colorectal Cancer at a Glance

Screening is essential for WI’s second-leading cancer type It’s a fact that cancer screening saves lives. For  colorectal cancer , screening catches polyps before they turn into cancer, and identifies cancer in its early stages before symptoms arise. Alarmingly, 25% of Wisconsinites age 50-75 aren’t getting the recommended colorectal cancer screening. >> Here’s what you… Read more »

Action Plan Webinars: Join Us

Join us!  Join us Jan. 24 & 25 for a webinar series to review the draft Action Plans and help shape the final Plans. Each webinar will tackle a different Action Plan topic: Jan. 24, 10-10:30 am: Raising awareness of the alcohol-cancer risk connection. Jan. 24, 11-11:30 am: Improving HPV vaccine completion rates. Jan. 25, 10-10:30 am: Increasing cancer… Read more »

Steering Committee Roundup

The WI Cancer Council Steering Committee met November 8, at Gilda’s Club of Madison. Our focus: to further develop Action Plans for the WI Cancer Council, an effort to accelerate progress in certain areas of the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020 where WI Cancer Council members can play a lead role in addressing. Steering Committee members… Read more »

Priority 7 – WI CCC Plan 2015-2020

Priorities 1: Decrease tobacco use andexposure to tobacco 2: Increase healthy, activelifestyles 3: Decrease high risk alcoholconsumption 4: Increase HPV vaccinecompletion 5: Decrease exposure toultraviolet radiation 6: Decrease exposure to radon 7: Increase use of recommendedcancer screenings 8: Increase access to cancergenetic risk assessment and counseling 9: Increase access to qualitycancer care and services 10:… Read more »