Reduce the impact of cancer among Iowans

How are we doing?

 IDPH Cancer Scorecard

What does IDPH do to reduce cancer in Iowa?

What can I do?

  • Have regular age- and risk-appropriate cancer screenings, including colorectal cancer screening, mammogram, Pap test, skin check.
  • Have regular age- and risk-appropriate cancer vaccinations, including HPV vaccine, hepatitis B vaccine and hepatitis C test.
  • Increase your daily amounts of physical activity and encourage your community to make it easier for citizens of all ages and all abilities to walk.
  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables and place fruits and vegetables within reach for a healthy snack.
  • Do not use tobacco or quit if you do.
  • Avoid tanning beds and too much sun.
  • If you do drink alcohol, limit your intake (no more than one drink per day for women or two drinks per day for men).
  • Test your home for radon and mitigate if the radon level is above 4 pCi/L.