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. Learn the importance of protecting your family and yourself from ultraviolet (UV) rays. This includes the sun and indoor tanning lamps. Overexposure to UV rays is linked to skin cancer and may also cause complications including eye problems, a weakened immune system, age spots, and leathery skin. There are many ways to enjoy being outdoors without putting yourself at risk. Learn more by visiting the links below.

Two people holding handsSince 2005 cancer has been the leading cause of death for both males and females in New Hampshire. Between 2009 and 2016 an average of 7,793 new invasive cancers were reported each year1 making it likely that most people have been impacted by cancer by knowing someone who has been diagnosed, undergone treatment, or has survived cancer.

The NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaborative Program (NH CCC) is a CDC-funded program that enables all 50 states, the District of Colombia, seven tribal groups, and seven US Associated Pacific Islands/Territories to:

  • Maintain a state cancer coalition
  • Look at the burden of cancer in New Hampshire
  • Implement proven strategies for cancer control
  • Create cancer plans and put them into action

The NH CCCP works in close partnership with the New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration to develop and implement the NH Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan . The plan contains measurable objectives and evidence based strategies to prevent and control cancer.

The New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration
The NH CCC was established in 2004 to help reduce the burden of cancer in NH. The NH CCC is a dedicated partnership of individuals and organizations committed to eliminating cancer, reducing health disparities, promoting evidence based and promising practices, using a population health approach to maximize their impact. In partnership with the Division of Public Health Services the NH CCC routinely revises and updates their cancer plan. The 2015-2020 plan has three overarching goals:

  • To foster communities and systems that support and reinforce healthy lifestyles
  • To prevent and detect cancer at its earliest stage
  • To optimize quality of life for those affected by cancer
  1. GM Monawar Hosain, New Hampshire State Cancer Report 2009-2013, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services and the New Hampshire State Cancer Registry, 2016. Accessed on April 13, 2017, http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/hsdm/cancer/documents/nhcancer-2009-2013.pdf Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.

 

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