Mission: To develop and implement a collaborative and comprehensive approach to address cancer prevention, early detection, access to healthcare, diagnosis and treatment, and quality of life services to lessen the impact of cancer in Wyoming.

The WYCC is a group of nearly 200 Wyoming residents and supporters working together to promote and implement the data-driven Wyoming Cancer Plan throughout the state. The Wyoming Cancer Plan outlines goals and action steps that people in Wyoming can take to reduce the burden of cancer in the state. Some of these goals include cancer prevention, early detection, and quality of life. WYCC members are individuals interested in lessening the impact of cancer in Wyoming.

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Preventing cervical cancer is possible through regular screenings and getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

  • At at 21, women should begin receiving Pap tests every 3 years.
  • At age 30, women should receive a Pap test with HPV test every 5 years, an HPV test every 5 years or a Pap test every 3 years until age 65.
  • Pre-teen boys and girls should receive the 2-dose HPV vaccination at age 11-14, or the 3-dose vaccination for ages 15-26.

January is Radon Action Month

Radon is an odorless, colorless, naturally occurring gas that can cause lung cancer with long-term exposure. The highest levels of radon are found in the lowest level of a house. If your house has a radon level over 4.0 pCi/L, FIX IT!!

Contact the Wyoming Cancer Program at 307.777.6015 to learn more about radon.

Do you know about HPV?