Cancer Foundation of Georgia

Georgia's Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Georgia. In 2013, an estimated 16,630 Georgians died of cancer. The two leading cancer killers in Georgia are lung and colon cancer. And, each day, more than 120 more Georgians are diagnosed with cancer. That is an average of more than 41,000 new cancer cases each year.

The most recent five-year state cancer plan, Georgia Cancer Plan: 2014-2019, was developed by multiple stakeholders from the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium. The plan lays out Georgia's approach to preventing and controlling cancer. The plan highlights the following priority areas of action:

  • Cancer Risk Reduction: Tobacco and Obesity
  • Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination
  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Quality of Care in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Palliative Care and Survivorship
  • Patient Case Management and Care Coordination