Yap Cancer Survey

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Yap Cancer Survey

Problem
Cancer data collection and analysis has been inadequate in much of the Pacific including Yap.

What we did to help
We partnered with the University of Hawai’i and Papa Ola Lokahi to collect cancer mortality and prevalence data in Yap. The results were presented at the June 2003 conference of the Hawaii Public Health Association, and published in Pacific Health Dialog, (“Cancer in Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia,” Pacific Health Dialog September 2004 Volume 11, Number 2) Surprisingly, cancer is the number one cause of death in Yap. We hope this will be helpful in providing prevention and treatment of cancer in Yap.

Completed Project Grade: 88%