Governor Kenny Guinn and a group of state health care officials professionals have unveiled a plan to prevent cancer in the state.
They point to statistics showing that 46-hundred Nevadans die
and another 11-thousand newly diagnosed with cancer each year.
Guinn's a cancer survivor. He joined health officials Monday at
the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas, saying they hope the
Nevada Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan can control cancer rates
and reduce the accompanying financial burden.
The 46-page plan by the Nevada Cancer Council identifies six
goals and 29 objectives.
It highlights efforts to curb lung and bronchus, breast,
colorectal, and prostate cancers.
Lung and bronchus is the most common cancer in Nevada -- with
breast cancer the most common among women.