Cancer Prevention & Control
We work to reduce cancer risk factors and promote cancer screenings, especially for groups affected by disparities, which are differences in health across different geographic, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
Each year in Kansas, more people are diagnosed with cancer, and many die from it, making it a leading cause of death in Kansas. The cost of cancer care continues to rise. Research shows that more than half of cancer deaths could be prevented through healthy choices, screening and vaccinations.
Our Work in the State
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer is one that affects both men and women, it does not have to be. Timely screening allows for early detection, and creates better health outcomes.
Learn more about how our Colorectal Cancer Control program is working with primary clinics to increase screening rates.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
Regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying of breast cancer. Two screening tests can help prevent cervical cancer or find it early. The Pap test can find abnormal cells in the cervix that may turn into cancer, while the human papillomavirus (HPV) test identifies the virus that can cause these abnormal cell changes.
Our Early Detection Works program helps eligible Kansans receive breast and cervical cancer screenings at no cost.