In February of 2018 the Alabama Legislature established the Alabama Study Commission for Gynecologic Cancers, which was charged with studying and reporting on the following:
a) Establishing a mechanism to ascertain the prevalence of gynecologic cancers in the state, and to the extent possible, collecting statistics relative to the timing of diagnosis and risk factors associated with gynecologic cancers,
b) Determining how to best effectuate early diagnosis and treatment for gynecologic cancer patients,
c) Determining any unmet needs of persons with gynecologic cancers and those of their families, and
d) Providing recommendations for additional legislation, support programs, and resources to meet the unmet needs of persons with gynecologic cancers and their families.
Read the Commission's full report here.