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Report outlines successes, challenges in cancer prevention efforts
Date:5/19/2011

e of the Pap test among women who are uninsured, recent immigrants, and those with low education.

  • Colorectal cancer screening rates increased from 38% in 2000 to 53.2% in 2008; however, rates remain substantially lower in uninsured individuals. To date, 26 states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation ensuring coverage for the full range of colorectal cancer screening tests.

    Improving these numbers, says the report, will require coordinated efforts. "For example," the authors write, "the price and availability of healthy foods, the incentives and opportunities for regular physical activity in schools and communities, the content of advertising aimed at children, and the availability of insurance coverage for screening tests and treatment for tobacco addiction all influence individual choices."


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  • Contact: David Sampson
    david.sampson@cancer.org
    American Cancer Society
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