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2015 Cancer Community Outreach Report

Results for Commission on Cancer (CoC) Breast Cancer Measures

Cancer Program Practice Profile Reports (CP3R) for Breast Cancers diagnosed in 2013 Comparison of results across CoC accredited cancer programs: ProHealth Care, WI and U.S. There are 44 CoC approved programs in Wisconsin and 1,444 total CoC approved programs.

Results for Commission on Cancer (CoC) Colorectal Cancer Measures

Cancer Program Practice Profile Reports (CP3R) for Colorectal Cancers diagnosed in 2013 Comparison of results across CoC accredited cancer programs: ProHealth Care, WI and U.S. There are 44 CoC approved programs in Wisconsin and 1,444 total CoC approved programs.

Cancer Prevention and Screening Programs

As a Commission on Cancer (CoC) accredited cancer program, we are dedicated to helping prevent cancer and improve the health of our community. In 2015, ProHealth Care provided the following screening and prevention programs.

CANCER PREVENTION

The ProHealthy Community Fair was held on April 18, 2015 and attracted more than 1,000 participants. The ProHealth cancer booth was staffed by an oncology dietitian and an oncology nurse navigator 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. The ProHealth cancer booth focused on physical activity and healthy eating including an interactive display highlighting cancer fighting foods such as kale, chia seeds, flax seed, quinoa and kiefer. The following educational materials were made available in English and Spanish:

  • Steps You Can Take to Help Prevent Cancer
  • Foods that Fight Cancer
  • Get Moving: It’s Good for Your Health
  • Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer (ACS booklet)
  • WI Tobacco Quit Line bookmark
  • Lung Screening Program
  • ProHealth Care Cancer Services
  • Survivorship Program

Smoking Cessation Program

Through October 2015, 47 individuals have participated in the 8-week program. Five individuals were able to quit smoking and remain smoke-free at the one and three-month check-in points. The program is 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

Alison Tierney, oncology dietitian, held two presentations about the importance of a good diet in preventing cancer.

  • Supermarket Essentials: Cancer Fighting Foods that Everyone Should Know About was held on June 25, 2015 and attracted 26 participants.
  • Cancer Prevention – Foods Everyone Should Know About was held on November 5, 2015 and attracted 50 people.

CANCER SCREENING

Skin Cancer Screening

  • May 14, 2015 at Waukesha Memorial Hospital featuring Dr. Thor Skulason
    • 55 individuals were screened
    • 42 screenings were negative
    • 13 resulted in a recommendation for biopsy
  • May 18, 2015 at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital featuring Dr. Richard Neils
    • 31 individuals were screened
    • 27 screenings were negative
    • 4 resulted in a recommendation for biopsy
  • Guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology were followed. All attendees received sunscreen and skin 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

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

  • Received 196 calls of interest
  • Completed 117 screens
  • 57 screens were negative
  • 60 individuals had positive results
  • Two of the screenings resulted in surgery
  • 22 of the screenings occurred between January 1, 2015 and September 30, 2015. In addition during that same time period, 32 follow-up/annual screens were completed resulting in 17 individuals with positive results and one individual having surgery.

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.