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2014 Summary Report

Results for CoC Breast Cancer Measures

Cancer Program Practice Profile Reports (CP3R) for Breast Cancers Diagnosed in 2012

Comparison of Results across CoC Accredited Cancer Programs: ProHealth Care, WI and U.S.

There are 43 CoC approved programs in Wisconsin and 1,457 total CoC approved programs.

 

 

 


Results for CoC Colorectal Cancer Measures

Cancer Program Practice Profile Reports (CP3R) for Colorectal Cancers Diagnosed in 2012

Comparison of Results across CoC Accredited Cancer Programs: ProHealth Care, WI and U.S.

There are 43 CoC approved programs in Wisconsin and 1,457 total CoC approved programs.

 


Cancer Screening and Prevention Programs

As a CoC accredited cancer program, we are dedicated to helping prevent cancer and improve the health of our community. In 2014 ProHealth Care provided the following screening and prevention programs.

Cancer Prevention:

  • The ProHealthy Community Fair was held on April 12, 2014.  The fair attracted more than 600 participants, including a significant Hispanic population which was targeted with bilingual marketing and screening information.  The ProHealth Care cancer booth was staffed with two oncology nurse navigators who were available to answer questions and distribute cancer prevention educational pieces. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), research shows that a poor diet and an inactive lifestyle are two key factors that can increase a person’s cancer risk.  To address these two factors, staff from ProHealth Care’s West Wood Health & Fitness Center was available to provide information, tips and demonstrations related to exercise.  In addition, ProHealth Care dietitians offered cooking demonstrations, healthy eating samples, recipes and educational materials from ACS.  Forty-seven people participated in the Tanita body fat analysis screening.

 

  • Smoking Cessation Program – Through August 2014, 20 individuals have participated in an 8-week program designed to help participants:

    • Quit smoking

    • Reduce the number of cigarettes smoked per day by those unable to quit

    • Increase healthy lifestyle behaviors in the areas of physical activity and nutrition

    • Enhance a sense of self-control

    • Improve life skills such as stress management, decision making, coping and interpersonal skills.

 

  • Cancer Prevention Presentations – Natalie Ebenhoch, oncology nurse navigator, presented four consecutive programs about cancer prevention on March 24 and March 25, 2014 for employees at the Target Distribution Center in Oconomowoc.  Each session attracted about 130 employees with the total reach exceeding more than 500 employees.

 


Cancer Screening

Skin Cancer Screening

  • May 14, 2014 at Waukesha Memorial Hospital featuring Dr. Elizabeth Miller and Dr. Thor Skulason

    • 47 individuals were screened

    • 41 screenings were negative

    • Six resulted in a recommendation for biopsy

  • May 19, 2014 at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital featuring Dr. Richard Neils

    • 26 individuals were screened

    • 22 screenings were negative

    • Four resulted in a recommendation for biopsy

  • Guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology were followed. All attendees received sunscreen and sun protection information. A list of area dermatologists was provided to attendees as well as available resources for individuals with a limited income.

  • Follow-up care for positive findings: individuals who received a recommendation for biopsy were provided documentation which they signed as acknowledgement that follow-up was required due to a possible cancerous condition.  In addition, these individuals  later received a letter from ProHealth Care encouraging follow-up with a physician.


Lung Cancer Screening Program

  • The lung CT screening program was established in October 2012.  Since then, ProHealth Care has:

    • Received 163 calls of interest

    • Completed 95 screens on eligible individuals

    • 47 screens were negative

    • 48 individuals had positive results

    • Two of the screenings resulted in surgery

    • Thirty-five of the screenings occurred between January 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014.

  • Follow-up care for positive findings is based on NCCN guidelines for lung cancer screening, ordered by a physician, and discussed with the patient. Depending on the results, antibiotic therapy, short-term interval chest CT, PET/CT, biopsy or surgery could be recommended. The Center for Thoracic Care manages appropriate care for these patients.