Your New Year's Resolution Could Help Prevent Cancer
Scientists estimate that about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented by eating a healthy diet, being physically active, and maintaining a healthy weight, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).
Your New Year’s Resolution to eat healthy and get more physically active may not only make you feel better, it could reduce your cancer risk!
Volunteers from several of the New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration's (NH CCC) Work Groups work on projects to address cancer prevention. A NH CCC Emerging Issues brief, “Weight and Breast Cancer Risk,” explores the impact of body weight on breast cancer incidence and mortality.
NH CCC works collaboratively with hundreds of partners, such as Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL NH), to share resources and implement strategies that address cancer in New Hampshire. Learn more about NH CCC strategies to reduce cancer statewide in the New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.
Together – Eliminating Cancer
NH CCC Featured Partner: Janice McDermott
Janice McDermott is the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHHPCO). She is also a member of the NH CCC’s Board of Directors and a co-chair of the NH CCC Palliation Work Group.
Palliative care and quality end-of-life care can provide effective symptom management, guidance with treatment options, and aid in emotional and spiritual comfort for patients and their families.
NHHPCO and the Palliation Work Group work together to address objectives in the NH Cancer Plan aimed at educating community members and professional caregivers about the benefits of earlier access to and a better understanding of palliative care. The shared expertise ultimately improves care for state residents who have advanced cancer.
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News and Events
Palliative Care, the Treatment That Respects Pain, NY Times, 12/2/13
Sick Lungs Don't Show, Breathe NH video, 11/20/13
Colorectal Cancer Tests Save Lives, CDC Vital Signs, 11/2013
How Doctors Die - Showing Others the Way, NYT, 11/19/13
NYC Bans Tobacco Sales to Anyone Under Age 21, WBTV.com, 11/20/13
Ten Things E-Cigarettes Won't Tell You, Wall Street Journal, 11.10.13
Doctors Slow to Embrace Recommended HPV Testing, NHPR, 11/7/13
Research funding opportunity announced by Northern New England Clincal Oncology Society, deadline 11/16/13
Making Strides to End Breast Cancer in Dover, Fosters.com, 10/15/13
Free Breast Cancer Screenings Offered at Families First, Seacoastonline, 10/14/13
DHHS Announces Medicaid Care Management Sessions for Clients, NH DHHS, 9/30/13