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Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Michigan. The Cancer Prevention and Control Section aims to reduce cancer incidence and mortality by promoting prevention, early detection, treatment options, and caring for those diagnosed using public health approaches. Addressing cancer disparities and promoting health equity is vital in this work. Please scroll down to see the programs, services, and resources provided to serve Michigan residents.
Cancer Reports, Surveillance Data, and Information on Specific Types of Cancer
About 150 Michiganders will be diagnosed with cancer, and 57 will die from cancer every day. To learn more about the impact of cancer in the state, please go to MDHHS Cancer Epidemiology.
Although COVID-19 continues to be a top health concern, routine health care is still important. "Cancer Doesn't Wait, Neither Should You" is a new video that highlights the importance of taking care of your health by getting regular cancer screenings.