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Cancer

Our Health
Health information specific to American Indian and Alaska Native people

American Indians/Alaska Natives & Cancer

Intercultural Cancer Council

(PDF, 842 KB)

Cancer Facts

American Indian Cancer Foundation

Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Circle of Health for Alaskans

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS

(PDF, 1.54 MB)

Consumer Health Resources for Native American/Alaska Native Health and Cancer

Office of Minority Health, HHS

Results from the OMHRC Knowledge Center Catalog.

Facing Cancer in Indian Country: The Yakama Nation and Pacific Northwest Tribes

National Cancer Institute, NIH

Report of nearly 40 tribel elders and members, and health and social care providers, share their experiences and described key issues affecting cancer incidence, mortality, and care in this region.  (PDF, 1.88 MB)

Frequently Asked Questions About Cancer

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS

(PDF, 239 KB)

Native American Elders Diagnosed with Cancer: Access to Quality Care

Native American Cancer Research

 (PDF, 1.13 MB)

Native American Elders Diagnosed with Cancer: Decisions, Coping and Communication

(PDF, 1.4 MB)

Native American Elders Diagnosed with Cancer: Spirituality

Native American Cancer Research

(PDF, 1.15 MB)

Native American Elders Diagnosed with Cancer: Transportation and Financial Resources

Native American Cancer Research

(PDF, 1.65 MB)

Native American Elders Diagnosed with Cancer: What Is This All About?

Native American Cancer Research

(PDF, 860 KB)

Our Stories
American Indians and Alaska Native people share their personal health experiences

The Storytellers for Breast Cancer

Native American Cancer Research

These Native survivors' stories give information about breast cancer and how survivors dealt with their disease.  The stories are written as conversations between the survivor and family members and discuss cancer information, treatments, and other information with each other.

The Wolf

National Library of Medicine

A video story about a Native American man's battle with and coming to terms with his prostate cancer.

This digital story was produced at Fond Du Lac Human Services, with assistance from DigiDreams, LLC, and sponsorship from the American Indian Health User Group and the Outreach and Special Populations Branch of the National Library of Medicine.

Transcript (PDF, 13 KB)

Video Vignettes

Native American Cancer Research

Over 50 survivors, healthcare workers and advocates share their stories on video tape.  Storytellers share personal information about clinical trials, communication, treatments, spirituality, and other information.  The videos are short and have the story text written next to the video.

For Researchers, Health Professionals, and Educators
Tools for American Indian and Alaska Native people health

Cancer Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS

Brief on cancer among American Indians and Alaska Native people. 

Cancer and American Indians/Alaska Natives

Office of Minority Health, HHS

This resource provides cancer statistics and incidence rates.

Cancer Awareness and Prevention Posters

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium

Three posters for cancer awareness and prevention. 

Breast Cancer Poster (PDF,733 KB)
Colorectal Cancer Poster (PDF, 572 KB) 
Lung Cancer Poster (PDF, 593 KB)

Cancer Mortality Among American Indians and Alaska Natives - United States, 1994-1998

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS

Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention - Cancer Resources

Indian Health Services

Presents cancer trends, statistics and reports.

EPEC(TM)-O (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology), American Indian and Alaska Native Cultural Considerations, CD-ROM and DVD

National Cancer Institute, NIH

Free CD from the NCI includes a comprehensive multimedia train-the-trainer palliative curriculum with a section for self study and materials for trainers. Adapted from the original EPEC™­O curriculum to meet the needs of clinicians serving American Indian and Alaska Native populations. A new plenary, Cancer in Indian Country, and an additional module, Cultural Considerations in End-of-Life Care of American Indian/Alaska Native Populations, have been added along with culturally specific video vignettes.

Facing Cancer in Indian Country: The Yakama Nation and Pacific Northwest Tribes

National Cancer Institute, NIH

Report of nearly 40 tribel elders and members, and health and social care providers, share their experiences and described key issues affecting cancer incidence, mortality, and care in this region.  (PDF, 1.88 MB)

Native American Children and Cancer

National Library of Medicine

Journal Citations from MEDLINE/PubMed

Native Americans and Cancer

National Library of Medicine

Journal Citations from MEDLINE/PubMed

Native Americans and Leukemia

National Library of Medicine

Journal Citations from MEDLINE/PubMed

Reducing Cancer Disparities for American Indians in the Rural Intermountain West

University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health

This presentation explores barriers for American Indians in Montana in not seeking medical help for cancer, and offers solutions to these barriers.  (PDF, 212 KB)

Researcher Resources for Native American/Alaska Native Health and Cancer

Office of Minority Health, HHS

Results from the OMHRC Knowledge Center Catalog.

Organizations and Programs
Organizations and programs supporting health in American Indian and Alaska Native communities

American Indian Cancer Foundation

Mayo Clinic Native Circle: The American Indian/Alaska Native Cancer Information Resource Center and Learning Exchange

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Native American Cancer Research Corporation

Organizations for Native American/Alaska Native Health and Cancer

Office of Minority Health, HHS

Results from the OMHRC Knowledge Center Catalog.

General Health Information about Cancer

Anyone Can Get Skin Cancer

National Cancer Institute, NIH

Information sheet about the risk and prevention of skin cancer.

Breast Cancer Detective

University of Michigan Medical School

Cancer in MedlinePlus

National Library of Medicine

Cancer.gov - Cancer Topics

National Cancer Institute, NIH

Health Disparities in Cancer

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS