Cancer

Cancer

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) American Indians are more likely to get certain types of cancer compared to non-Hispanic White people. American Indians have much higher rates of lung, colorectal, liver, stomach, and kidney cancers, compared to non-Hispanic White people in the United States. The CDC found the biggest differences in cancer rates between American Indian men and White men were found in Alaska, followed by the Southern, Southwest, and Northern Plains. Cancer rates among American Indian women and White women differed the most in the Southern Plains, followed by the Northern Plains, Alaska, and Pacific Coast. 

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Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

American Indian (AI) women in the United States, especially in the Great Plains Area have a disproportionately high burden of breast and cervical cancer. Many of these cases can be avoided if AI women are provided with routine screening tests. Honor Every Woman seeks to reduce breast and cervical cancer morbidity and mortality and reduce disparities in breast and cervical cancer incidence among our AI women in the Great Plains Area. Click here to learn more!

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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer is the 3rd most common cancer for Great Plains American Indians (AI). GPTLHB was awarded a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disase Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase colorectal cancer screening rates within the 18 tribal communities in the Great Plains region. In the United States, American Indian men and women residing in the Great Plains have the highest and second-highest cancer incidence rate among all American Indian/Alaskan Native population groups.

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Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer

American Indian (AI) women in the United States, especially in the Great Plains Area have a disproportionately high burden of breast and cervical cancer. Many of these cases can be avoided if AI women are provided with routine screening tests. Honor Every Woman will assist AI women in the Great Plains Area to get screened for breast and cervical cancer, obtain diagnostic services related to such screening tests. We seek to reduce breast and cervical cancer morbidity and mortality and reduce disparities in breast and cervical cancer incidence among our AI women in the Great Plains Area. 

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Last modified on: Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 @ 6:04 pm
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