Cancer resources

IAFP is a member of Illinois Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition 

Illinois State Cancer Registry 
Illinois State Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan  Updated 2022

Cancers Grouped by Risk Factor

Alcohol: Drinking alcohol raises your risk of getting six kinds of cancer—mouth and throat, voice box (larynx), esophagus, colon and rectum, liver, and breast (in women).
HPV: Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes most cervical cancers, as well as some cancers of the vagina, vulva, penis, anus, and oropharynx (cancers of the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils).
Obesity: There is sufficient evidence for an association between excess body fatness, including overweight, obesity, and weight gain, and at least 13 cancers—adenocarcinoma of the esophagus; cancers of the breast (in postmenopausal women); colon and rectum; endometrium (corpus uterus); gallbladder; gastric cardia; kidney (renal cell); liver; ovary; pancreas; thyroid; meningioma; and multiple myeloma.
Physical Activity: Strong evidence suggests that physical activity reduces the risk of several cancers, including breast cancer in post-menopausal women, endometrium (corpus uterus) cancer, and colon cancer.
Tobacco: Tobacco smoke has at least 70 chemicals that cause cancer, also known as carcinogens. Smoking cigarettes can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body, including in the bladder; blood (acute myeloid leukemia); cervix; colon and rectum; esophagus; kidney and renal pelvis; liver; lungs, bronchi, and trachea; mouth and throat; pancreas; stomach; voice box (larynx). Additionally, the use of smokeless tobacco (snuff and chewing tobacco) causes cancers of the oral cavity, pancreas, and esophagus; cigar use causes cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, larynx, and lung; and secondhand smoke exposure causes lung cancer.

Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool, based on 2022 submission data (1999-2020): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute;, released in November 2023.

IDPH Patient Brochure with Cancer Screening Recommendations
IDPH cancer screening record template

IDPH Comprehensive Cancer Professional Education  
Webinar #1: Primary Prevention  
Webinar #2: Screening and Early Detection

Breast Cancer in Illinois fact sheet and patient handout  
Colorectal Cancer Illinois facts and disparities and patient handout and new March 2021 infographic
Lung Cancer fact sheet and patient handout
Melanoma fact sheet and patient handout
Prostate Cancer fact sheet and patient handout 
Obesity and Cancer patient handout
Gynecologic Cancer patient handout 
HPV Related Cancers in Illinois 

The Illinois Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, which recently published the HPV-Associated Cancers in Illinois Report Part II. Part II of the HPV report focuses on vaccinations, policy, strategies, and health disparities. Part I of the HPV report defined HPV and reviewed incidence for HPV-associated cancers. Both reports may be found on the IDPH website under “Publications.”

The UI Cancer Center's Community Engagement and Health Equity Office is sharing educational videos to promote breast and cervical cancer awareness. All the videos are just over 2 minutes and available in both English and Spanish. 

Ovarian Cancer infographic from Hope Light Foundation  
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Illinois Chapter 
Ovarian Cancer - Patient Ed Brochure - Poster (English) and (Spanish)

Physician Education/Continuing Education

Last Updated on Monday, February 26, 2024 02:05 PM