Report: Iowa Can Do More to Prevent Cancer

The American Cancer Society says Iowa still has a long way to go when it comes to preventing the disease.

The “How do you Measure Up” report looks at key elements that play a critical role in reducing cancer and cancer deaths. The report found Iowa lacking in six of 12 categories.

Under tobacco legislation, Iowa fell short for tobacco tax and price increases over time and tobacco prevention funding.

The state failed in all aspects of prevention, including physical education, time requirements, indoor tanning restrictions, and breast and cervical cancer early detection.

To see the entire report click here.

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