On average, over 1,400 residents in Oneida County are diagnosed with cancer each year with more than 500 of them losing the battle. The American Cancer Society has been fighting to save lives for more than 100 years with strategies such as:
• Developing and providing prevention and early detection guidelines for recommended cancer screenings, nutrition and physical activity
• Investing in cancer research as the largest private funder of cancer research in the U.S.
• Advocating for public policies like smoke-free laws, increased funding for cancer research and access to quality health care.
The American Cancer Society is committed to serving local members of Oneida County with specific programs and services as well. In 2012, the American Cancer Society served 127 people in Oneida County with patient-related information and programs. The society also answered over 190 patient-related information requests in Oneida County that included questions about treatment options, transportation assistance, patient programs and support services.
For more information on how the American Cancer Society is helping serve the community, call Diane Hapka at (715) 277-4392.