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Cutler Institute, Population Health and Health Policy, USM Aging Initiative, Health and Wellness


Maine has one of the highest cancer incidence rates in the nation, yet little information about cancer survivors in Maine has been available. Beginning in 2008, the Maine Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), a large annual telephone survey of Maine adults, began including questions on cancer history. In this report, the authors use 2011-2012 BRFSS data to examine the prevalence of cancer history among adults in Maine and to detail the demographic characteristics, risk behaviors, comorbid chronic conditions, quality of life, cancer screening and other health care measures, and cancer treatment and follow-up related measures among Maine cancer survivors.


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This publication is supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC), Division of Cancer Control and Prevention, Cooperative Agreement Number 5U58DP003916.