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Cancer is a complex and often deadly disease that has no single cause or simple cure. As a state, we currently address cancer through a variety of approaches that include cancer prevention, early detection and survivorship.

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Neighborhood Cancer Rate Evaluation

Elevated Environmental Heavy Metal Levels SE and North Portland, Multnomah County, OR, 1999–2013
The Oregon Health Authority has published its analyses of cancer rates for the past 15 years in neighborhoods surrounding glass companies in southeast and north Portland. Analyses were done in five-year increments for the years 1999 through 2013.

Download Neighborhood Cancer Rate Evaluation

Understanding Cancer Rate Analyses​


5-Year Strategic Plan (2012-2017)

The 5-Year Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) Strategic Plan tackles chronic disease prevention with a comprehensive, community-wide approach to help people eat better, move more, live tobacco free, and take care of themselves. This means achieving better health, better care, and lower health care costs for all Oregonians.

Download the HPCDP Strategic Plan

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) - Related Cancers:
Assessment of prevention programs, policies and measure

Recommendations for HPV prevention and cancer control
Report to the Oregon State Legislature
September 1, 2014

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This report was prepared by the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division as required by Senate Bill 722a passed by the 2013 Oregon Legislature to address concerns about an increase in HPV-related cancers among Oregonians. Programs that contributed to the development of the state level assessment and recommendations are: Adolescent Health, Breast and Cervical Cancer, Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer, HPV Impact, Immunizations, Oral Health, School-Based Health Centers, and the Office of the Director.

Executive Summary

Full Report

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Join the Oregon Partnership for Cancer Control (OPCC)

The Oregon Partnership for Cancer Control is a coalition of individuals and organizations working to reduce the burden of cancer in Oregon. Our active committees focus on particular topics or areas of cancer to identify and address the most pressing issues in prevention, survivorship, early detection and policy.

All meetings are open and can be attended in person or on the phone. Join us!

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Colorectal cancer: The cancer YOU can prevent

Colorectal cancer is the second most deadly form of cancer.
But it doesn't have to be.

Screening can prevent colorectal cancer or catch it when it is highly treatable. Too few men and women in Oregon are getting screened. There are several reliable screening tests; some cost as little as $25 and all are covered by insurance. Get screened....then tell a friend to!


OHA's ScreenWise Program​ offers uninsured and under-insured women ages 40 to 64 with access to free breast and cervical cancer screenings through a statewide network of contracted providers.


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Need help to quit smoking?

  • Call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669)
  • Español: 1-877-2NO FUME (1-877-266-3863)
  • TTY: 1-877-777-6534
  • Visit 

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Want to make your workplace healthy?

Wellness at Work is a public-private partnership that aspires to reach more than one million Oregonians with workplace policies and programs that support employees to eat healthier, move more, quit tobacco, and use the kinds of health care that will improve and sustain their health.

Included at this site are:

  • A free worksite assessment
  • Steps to building a culture of health
  • Model policies for making your workplace tobacco free, and more

Visit to learn more.

Living Well logoNeed help living well as a cancer survivor?

Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a six-week workshop that provides tools for living a healthy life with chronic health conditions including cancer. Through weekly sessions, the workshop provides support and tools for managing stress, medications, communication with your health care providers, and more.

Find a workshop near you!

Call 1-888-576-7414 or visit


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