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Executive Summary
Background Paper
  I. Incidence, mortality, and impact on society
II. Skin cancer
III. Contributing and causative factors
IV. Prevention
V. Cancer prevention and information services that impact the skin cancer problem
VI. Barriers to early detection and treatment of skin cancer in Texas
VII. Policy initiatives that would affect skin cancer awareness and prevention
VIII. Professional practice regarding skin cancer prevention, detection, and treatment
IX. Prevention and information models
Action Plan
  Goal I Initiate data collection and analysis
Goal II Develop prevention information and services to increase public awareness
Goal III Enhance professional education and practice
Goal IV Improve access to prevention, detection, and treatment
  i. Melanoma of the Skin Incidence and Mortality Rates, 1988-1992
ii. Five-Year Relative Survival Rates, by Site 1986-1992
iii. Average Years of Live Lost per Person Dying of Cancer, 1993
iv. Demographic Characteristics of Patients Diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma of the Skin
v. Counties Reporting Health Care Availability as an Issue
vi. Federally Designated Medically Underserved Areas
vii. Additional Texas Cancer Council Initiatives
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