Cancer continues to affect many Michigan lives and for people under the age of 80, cancer is the leading cause of death in our state. Approximately 142 people find out they have cancer, and 56 people die from cancer, each day in Michigan.
For these reasons we remain resolute in the fight against cancer as demonstrated by this newly revised Cancer Plan for Michigan. This plan is for everyone in our state looking for ways to fight against cancer. Experts from over a hundred organizations around Michigan came together to look at sound actions to address cancer.
To measure how well these actions work, targets are being used – we plan to watch progress and see how the actions taken are making a difference.
What can you do to address cancer?
- Read the Cancer Plan for Michigan and share it with people you know
- See What You Can Do as a Michigan resident - page 25
- See What You Can Do as a Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC) member - page 24
We look forward to working together with you over the next few years to actively carry out the Cancer Plan for Michigan.
Download the 2016 - 2020 Cancer Plan
The cancer plan is a living document and as advances in cancer-related research, investigation, and technology emerge, there exists an amendment process that can be followed to incorporate any new developments. With the purpose of using the most appropriate and up-to-date approaches to ease the cancer burden for fellow Michiganders, please use the following process to make necessary changes to the current five-year cancer plan Cancer Plan Amendment Process