Comprehensive Cancer Control

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In 2004, Mississippi ranked fourth in cancer mortality in the U.S. Each year almost 15,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed; over 6,000 die from it.

What is Comprehensive Cancer Control?


Comprehensive Cancer Control is an integrated and coordinated approach to reduce the cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality through prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliation. The state of Mississippi ranks 4th in cancer mortality rates among the US.

Why is it important?

The fight against cancer will not be won without a comprehensive approach. While the number of cancer prevention and control programs has multiplied in Mississippi and elsewhere, it