Gathering Data on Cancer Survivors

Gathering Data on Cancer Survivors

Collecting Cancer Info

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) provides state-specific benchmarks for cancer prevention (tobacco use, nutrition, physical activity, and weight gain as measured by obesity) and early detection (mammograms, Pap tests, and colorectal and prostate cancer screening tests). In recent years, questions were added to the BRFSS survey to help public health professionals determine cancer prevalence in their states.

BRFSS is the world's largest ongoing telephone health survey. It has tracked health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States yearly since 1984. In 2009, respondents were asked the following four survivorship questions. These questions will be repeated every five years. Read more here...

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