Colorectal Cancer Blog Posts

Partnering to Reduce Colon Cancer Health Disparities Among the American Indian Population

Click here to see full article and download Abstract American Indian and Alaska Native people experience higher rates of several cancers, including lung, colorectal, liver, stomach, and kidney cancers, compared to non-Hispanic White people in the United States.  Cancer disparities are also prominent among the American Indian population and vary by region.  Disproportionately high rates […]

Prevent Colorectal Cancer: Start your Screening at Age 45

Colon Cancer can be preventable with early and regular screenings, and on May 18, 2021 the age recommendations for colon cancer screening were lowered from age 50 to 45. This change provides the opportunity for adults with no family history of colon cancer to be screened at age 45, instead of waiting until they are […]

GPTLHB CRC Education Materials

Great Plains Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative developed various educational materials about colorectal cancer.  These educational materials are available for you to use in your community.  If you have any questions or concerns, call 605-721-1922. CLICK HERE

CTCCCP March Colorectal Cancer Social Media Awareness Event and Talking Circle

From California Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Control Program: March is colorectal cancer awareness month.  Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American Indians and Alaska Natives.  This year the California Rural Indian Health Board and the California Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Coalition will have a social media competition during March to […]

CTCCCP Presents Colorectal Cancer Talking Circle

Time March 4, 2021 10 a.m. PST Description Join us for a talking circle!  This month, we raise awareness for colorectal cancer.  This talking circle will provide you with a better understanding of colorectal cancer and provide you with valuable insight on the experiences of Tribal patients and community members. Register in advance for this […]

Gone Too Soon

Dear Aileen, I can’t believe that it has been 13 years since you passed after a two and a half years fight against colorectal cancer.  you were so strong and so positive through all the poking, prodding, and chemo treatments.  I wish you had gotten checked earlier so that maybe your cancer wouldn’t have taken […]

DDW Poster on 80% by 2018

NCCRT Evaluation and Measurement Subgroup co-chair Ann G. Zauber, PhD, presented a poster describing 80% by 2018 progress to date at the 2016 Digestive Disease Week Conference in San Diego last month.  The poster illustrates the progress of the 80% by 2018 initiative by comparing the number needed to screen to reach 80% by 2018 […]

Real Men Wear Gowns: New screening process for colon cancer

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE from KREM by Mark Hanrahan SPOKANE, Wash. – There is a good chance you or someone you know has visited a CHAS clinic in Spokane. However, you may not know about the organization’s recent push to screen more patients for colon cancer. “We went from 8.5% screening rate up to 33% last […]

You Can Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

In preparation for colorectal cancer awareness during the month of March, Tammi Meissner, SEARHC Health Educator, partnered with the Public Health Nurse, Tari Esposito, in Wrangell, Alaska for a Sidewalk Mini Health Fair on Saturday, February 27, 2016. While the Wrangell Public Health nurse focused on providing flu shots, Mrs. Meissner focused on providing the […]

Study explores how high-fat diet influences colon cancer

March 2, 2016 ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE from MedicalXpress.com A study published today in Nature reveals how a high-fat diet makes the cells of the intestinal lining more likely to become cancerous. It joins a growing body of research that finds obesity and eating a high-fat, high-calorie diet are significant risk factors for many types of […]
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