Mississippi State Department of Health

Comprehensive Cancer Control


Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Mississippi, accounting for about one in every five deaths.

On average, each year, about 16,000 new cases are reported and 6,500 people die of cancer in Mississippi.

Most Cancers Are Preventable

Lifestyle-Related Cancers

Reports from the Mississippi Cancer Registry on cancers related to obesity, physical activity, alcohol, tobacco and HPV.

What You Can Do

You could qualify for free breast and cervical cancer screenings.

Our Breast and Cervical Cancer program makes free screenings available for under-insured older women. Details

What We're Doing

Comprehensive Cancer Control

The fight against cancer will not be won without a comprehensive approach to coordinate the many cancer control and prevention efforts on the state. MSDH is building a comprehensive, statewide cancer control plan like that in other states. Its goal is to have communities pool resources to encourage healthy lifestyles, promote cancer screenings, and improve cancer care.

Become a Partner

The Mississippi Partnership for Comprehensive Cancer Control (MP3C) is a group of individuals and organizations working together to create a statewide cancer plan and make a difference in the lives of Mississippians. Over 100 members have joined and participate in a coalition of workgroups to create and implement the state comprehensive cancer control plan. You are cordially invited to participate in one of five workgroups that carry this work forward.


Programs and Planning


Catherine Young
Director, MSDH Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

Phone: 601-206-1559

Links referenced on this page
Breast & Cervical Cancer    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,103,html ok
Cervical Cancer    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,103,558,html ok
Colorectal Cancer    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,311,html ok
Cancer Snapshots    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,292,63,html ok
Lung Cancer    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/43,0,292,1016.html ok
Prostate Cancer    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/42,0,406.html ok
Mississippi's Cancer Burden    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,6191,292,pdf/MississippiCancerBurden.pdf
Lifestyle-related cancer reports    https://www.umc.edu/cancerinstitute/Cancer-Research/Cancer-Registries/Mississippi%20Cancer%20Registry/Data-and-Statistics/Lifestyle-Related-Cancers.html
Mississippi Tobacco Quitline    https://quitnow.net/MS/
View full size    https://youtu.be/F4YrFfP2g_8?hd=1
Amy's story    https://youtu.be/KKRbPe3YTzk?hd=1
James's story    https://youtu.be/MwKhl0-7VPk?hd=1
Kent's story    https://youtu.be/Oe9BzUFTOzI?hd=1
Sam's story    https://youtu.be/F4YrFfP2g_8?hd=1
More about the MSDH Comprehensive Cancer Control program    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,292,61,html ok
More about the MP3C    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,292,426,html ok
Fact Sheets    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,292,280,html ok
Cancer Resources for the Public    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,292,86,html ok
Cancer Resources for Providers    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,292,86,html ok
The Guide to Community Preventive Services ("The Community Guide")    http://www.nnphi.org/CMSuploads/MS2013.pdf
Implementation Science    https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/is
Research Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs)    http://rtips.cancer.gov/rtips/index.do
Catherine.Young@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:Catherine.Young@msdh.ms.gov

Resources referenced
Mississippi's Cancer Burden    https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,6191,292,pdf/MississippiCancerBurden.pdf ok

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