A cancer registry is a methodical collection of data about cancer. The cancer registrars capture a complete summary of the history, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for every cancer patient that is diagnosed at Cheyenne Regional. This information is sent to the state cancer registry without any names attached. This data helps us to evaluate the cancer care that we provide, make comparisons with other organizations regarding cancer care and outcomes, and to set standards to help improve the quality of cancer care in this state, region and country.
The data is also used to show incidence and death rates from cancer across regions of the country. They can watch this data at the national level to see if a specific type of cancer is on the rise or declining, as well as other important data.
The cancer registrars create the annual report each year to show the quality of our program to the public.