Join us at the Rockies on June 3rd!
It’s National Cancer Survivor’s Day and Cancer Awareness Day at the Rockies. Get a hat with your special ticket purchase. And a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Colorado Cancer Coalition.
Go to www.rockies.com/awareness use the code CCC
While nine of the 17 most common cancers of men and eight of the 18 most common cancers of women decreased in incidence in the U.S. (2009-2013), liver cancer had the greatest increase in incidence for both men and women (Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975 – 2014). Death rates decreased for 11 of the top 16 cancers in men and for 13 of the top 18 cancers in women. However, liver cancer death rates increased for men and women (Ibid). This increase in liver cancer incidence and death rates can be attributed in large part to the most common liver diseases seen in primary care.
Your practice can have a profound effect on liver cancer incidence and death rates through readily available best practices.
At this course, you will learn about:
Hepatitis B (HBV) Cirrhosis
Hepatitis C (HCV) Liver Cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma)
Alcoholic hepatitis Liver Transplantation
Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
All courses will be taught by Colorado specialists who are available for further consultation
Cost: $55 – includes breakfast and lunch with registration by October 27, 2018; $65 after that date; limited number of scholarships available to people driving 3 or more hours. Register at: www.liverhealthconnection.org , click on the “Donate” button.
Held at University of Colorado Hospital, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
Contact: Nancy Steinfurth, 720-917-3965, or email to register by phone or with questions about this program.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
The White House followed suit and proclaimed March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Here’s the Colorado Proclamation.
And a link to the National Proclamation.
The Colorado Cancer Coalition is currently seeking those experienced individuals in cancer control and prevention to review and rank applications for our 2018 Colorado Cancer Fund Grant cycle.
- Review Applications February 5 – 9
- 3 hour review meeting set between February 13 – February 22
- Awards announced March 5th
- Funds disbursed by March 15th
- Review grants with a provided scoring rubric
- Attend one 3 hour meeting to discuss scores and finalize grant disbursements
If you are interested in being on the Cancer Fund Advisory Committee, please email the Coalition.
National Jewish’s Lung Cancer Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month from 2:00-3:00 pm,1400 Jackson St, Denver, CO 80206 in room A01B. 303-270-2392
November 20- Living with Lung Cancer – Kaiser Permanente – Franklin Building 2045 Franklin – Denver; Heyer Room Register 303-764-5310 or 720-536-7248
The Lung Cancer Data – Who it affects?
Incidence – A cancer incidence rate is the number of new cancers of a specific site/type occurring in a specified population during a year, usually expressed as the number of cancers per 100,000 population at risk. That is,
Incidence rate = (New cancers / Population) × 100,000
The numerator of the incidence rate is the number of new cancers; the denominator is the size of the population.
Mortality – A cancer mortality rate is the number of deaths, with cancer as the underlying cause of death, occurring in a specified population during a year. Cancer mortality is usually expressed as the number of deaths due to cancer per 100,000 population. That is,
Mortality Rate = (Cancer Deaths / Population) × 100,000
The numerator of the mortality rate is the number of deaths; the denominator is the size of the population.
Lung Cancer – The Symptoms