Specific Cancer Types: Information on Risk Factors

Specific Cancer Types: Information on Risk Factors, Prevention, Screening, Treatment and Policy

Cancer Survivorship

Breast and Cervical Cancer
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on breast cancer screening (November 2009). 
2002 Snapshot: A Summary of State Actions Relating to the Federal Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000- Find up-to-date information on state actions--including legislation, funding, and amendments to Medicaid plans--to implement the breast and cervical cancer treatment act.
Childhood Cancers
American Childhood Cancer Society, which has helped over a million children beat cancer.
Clinical Trials
Clinical Trials Laws- View NCSL's summary brief on state laws mandating coverage for clinical trials.
Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal Cancer Screening Laws- View NCSL's summary chart on all the state laws mandating coverage of colorectal cancer screening.

Fighting Colorectal Cancer- (Note: This is for members only, password is required)  Read NCSL's Legisbrief on fighting colorectal cancer through primary and secondary prevention efforts.

The Mesothelioma Group provides an informative guide to understanding cancer.

Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian Cancer Legislation- A 2002 map of state legislation relating to ovarian cancer.

Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer Screening Mandates- A comprehensive chart summarizing all enacted state prostate cancer legislation.

Prostate Cancer Screening: A Matter of Routine or Patient Choice? A Discussion for Policy Makers-   Access the discussion booklet developed by national experts, including NCSL, to learn more about debates surrounding prostate cancer screening and treatment.

Skin Cancer and Prevention
NCSL's information on Indoor Tanning for Minors Regulations.

Reducing Skin Cancer Risks (Note: This is for members only, password is required)-  Read NCSL's Legisbrief on skin cancer policy.

April 2002 CDC Guidelines for School Programs to Prevent Skin Cancer- Read the PDF version of the report that reviews the scientific literature and presents guidelines for schools to implement skin cancer control policies.

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