Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. Cancer is always named for the part of the body where it starts,
even if it spreads to other body parts later. It can affect anyone, at any age.
There are screening tests available that check for certain cancers. A screening test is used to look for a disease when a person does not have any warning signs. Often, screening can find cancer early when it is most treatable and sometimes even preventable.
Some types of cancer include:
South Dakota Resources
- The All Women Count! Program provides financial assistance for Pap tests and mammograms to women who meet income and age guidelines.
- The GetScreenedSD Program provides financial assistance for colorectal cancer screening to South Dakota residents over 50 years of age who do not have a payment source. Eligibility is based on income, age and indication.
- The American Cancer Society
- National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Common Questions about Diet and Cancer
Source: South Dakota Department of Health, Workplace Wellness Toolkit.