Cancer Strikes Rural Arizona Hardest

The Arizona Department of Health Services released a statement claiming that Arizona had the lowest cancer rates in the nation. Although this is a tremendous accomplishment for the state, many health professionals worry that there may be disparities in the data based on rural polpulations and under-reporting. However, there are programs in the rural communities that are working to promote a wellness message.

Part One: Cancer Victims Not Seeking Help

Health professionals worry that financial and educational barriers are hindering rural communities from seeking preventative and early detection options when treating cancer.

Part Two: Cancer Outreach in Rural Arizona

Some programs and facilities are already in place to aid the demographics that are not seeking or receiving treatment options.


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