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Community and School Cancer Education

The team at St. Luke’s MSTI is dedicated to preventing cancer through healthy lifestyle support and community education, and to providing health screenings that can find cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage.

Cancer Prevention Education Services

St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) is dedicated to educating youth, teens and adults about cancer prevention, the importance of screenings and early detection. Studies show that personal behaviors such as unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, too much sun exposure, and tobacco use contribute to 60-80 percent of known causes of cancer.

When healthy behaviors are established early in life they may translate into lower rates of cancer in years to come. Multiple health benefits can be gained by taking these positive measures, such as lowering cancer, obesity, and heart disease risk.

At St. Luke’s MSTI, we are proud to collaborate with local schools, businesses, faith-based and community groups to promote wellness and cancer prevention throughout the year. Below are some examples of our cancer prevention education services.

How We Can Help

Employer Presentations: Supporting Your Employee Wellness Needs

Cancer prevention and awareness topics including:

  • General cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Vaping and tobacco education

Other cancer and wellness topics as requested

Youth Education: Helping Students Learn about Healthy Behaviors and Reducing Cancer Risk

Engaging, age-appropriate presentations:

  • Save Your Breath!: Tobacco/e-cigarette/vape education for 4th/5th grade
  • Vape Is Not Great: E-cigarette/vape education for middle school and high school
  • Love the Skin You’re In: Skin cancer prevention education for middle school
  • Save Your Skin: Skin cancer prevention education for high school
  • Pool Cool©: Sun safety education for public pool staff
  • Healthy Habits for a Healthy You: Healthy food, beverages and physical activity for all grades

Other health and wellness education options:

  • Children’s interactive digestive health inflatable–optional half- or full-day event
  • Display to discuss healthy eating using MyPlate and 5-2-1-0 healthy habits messaging
  • Beach ball activity game
  • High school senior projects

Interactive Tools

Raising awareness through hands-on activities:

  • Facial Skin Analyzer: see for yourself - sun damage and UV protection
  • “IC”: walk through a giant inflatable colon to learn about the stages of colorectal cancer
  • Children’s digestive health inflatable: discover the stages of digestion
  • Booth Displays: colorectal, skin, and breast cancer prevention

For more information, download our flyer with local St. Luke's Community Health cancer prevention education contacts.