MOH members contribute to the development of the West Virginia Cancer Plan. The current Cancer Plan for 2021-2025 provides a framework for addressing cancer in the Mountain State. It contains a set of aims for each priority area to provide a common set of objectives on which members can center their work.
The Cancer Plan outlines strategies for cancer control and is designed to help:
- Health care systems and providers
- Businesses and employers
- Policy makers
- Community and faith-based organizations
- Public health advocates
- All West Virginians wanting to improve cancer health outcomes
Prevention is any action taken to lower the risk of getting cancer. This includes maintaining a healthy lifestyle by avoiding risk factors such as smoking, obesity, lack of physical activity, and ultraviolet radiation exposure.
Early detection is finding cancer early through regular use of screening tests. Finding cancer early allows for better outcomes with less-invasive treatments.
Quality of Life
Quality of life focuses on the cancer experience (patient, family, caregivers, and support persons) from the point of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond, and until end of life.
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