Organized efforts to control cancer as a public health problem are sponsored by Federal, State, and local health agencies and voluntary health organizations. These programs are devoted largely to public education and professional education and training, and are designed to promote prevention and early detection, diagnosis, and treatment, with emphasis on "practice ready" methods and techniques applicable to such major problems as cancer of the lung, uterus, breast, colon-rectum, head and neck (including skin), stomach, kidney-bladder, prostate, and leukemia and the lymphomas.

sites of the major forms of solid tumors

Illustrated here are the sites of the major forms of "solid" tumors that afflict man. These and the generalized cancers, such as leukemias and lymphomas, not shown, are the focus of programs of public education and professional education and training sponsored by Federal, State, and local health agencies and voluntary health organizations. These programs are designed to promote control of cancer by prevention and early detection, diagnosis, and treatment.