Early Detection & Prevention
We all have the power to control our cancer risk.
We know that five-year survival rates are substantially lower for persons with advanced-stage disease. Screening, leading to an early-stage diagnosis, greatly increases the chances of survival. Over the next five years, we will continue to aggressively promote screenings for five screenable cancers: breast, cervical, colon, prostate, and lung cancer. Our recommendations are heavily focused on screening and include additional strategies to help people avoid a late-stage cancer diagnosis. These include establishing relationships with providers to increase screenings; helping the public understand the resources available to them; encouraging health care providers to increase their screening efforts, reducing late-stage diagnosis; enhancing efforts to have women and men get the HPV vaccine to prevent certain cancers; partnering with other organizations to keep the screening message in people’s minds; targeting rarely or never-screened women with mobile screening services; identifying barriers to screening and working to remove them; and using data to understand and enhance all we do.
Heather Bittner-Fagan, MD
- Heather Bittner-Fagan, MD
- Vikas Batra, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM
- Sarah Hutton
- Judith Ramirez
- Nora C. Katurakes, RN, MSN, OCN
- Carolee Polek, RN, MSN, PhD
- Albert Rizzo, MD, FACP, FCCP
- Kathleen Mastalski, CHES
- Robert Sikes, PhD
- Michael R. Zaragoza, MD, FACS
- Tiffany Edwards
- Lisa Schirtzinger, RN, MSN
- Stephanie McClellan, MSN, RN, CMSRN
- Sarah Toborowski
- Crystal Wright
Monday, July 8, 2019, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Monday, October 14, 2019, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
The Outlook at the Duncan Center
500 West Loockerman Street
Dover, DE 19901
5th Floor Meeting Rooms