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Cancer Society: To Cut Cancer Deaths, Fix Health Care System

September 18, 2007

Madison, WI – The best way to cut cancer deaths in Wisconsin is to ensure that everyone has quality healthcare coverage, according to the American Cancer Society. Cathy Peters with the group's Wisconsin office says that's the focus of a new national public awareness campaign, because health insurance is the best way to provide access to cancer screenings and prevention tools.

"We're not going to reach our goals of reducing cancer incidence and deaths if we cannot solve this issue of healthcare for all."

Peters says early detection is vital to prevent cancer deaths, but many people don't have access to that kind of medical service.

"People without good quality insurance are being diagnosed with cancer at later stages, and they're not getting the screenings and the early detection services that people with good quality insurance have been getting. When people show up with a later stage of cancer, obviously they have a lower likelihood of survival."

More than 10,000 Wisconsinites die of cancer each year. The Cancer Society is aiming for a 50-percent reduction in cancer deaths by 2015.

Rob Ferrett/Craig Eicher, Public News Service - WI