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Cherokee Nation Proactive on Prevention

Posted by PCF Admin on October 18th, 2010 | No Comments »
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25th Anniversary / Outreach - Ruth Hummingbird, BBA Colorectal Cancer Project Coordinator Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control Program “Cherokee Nation colorectal cancer data shows a lower incidence as compared to the U.S. and Oklahoma, however, mortality rates are higher. Cherokee data suggests a higher occurrence of late stage diagnosis for this population group. Further, the Cherokee Nation WW Hastings Hospital has a very high demand for colonoscopies. Education has been a big factor in later stage of diagnosis. Increased educational efforts, with the help of the Prevent Cancer Super Colon exhibit visit funded by the Prevent Cancer Foundation and clinical staff advising patients of screening responsibilities, has helped to inform and encourage eligible patients to discuss screening options with their health care providers.  This in turn has increased demand for screening services. The Cherokee Nation is taking a proactive approach to addressing this demand by increasing partnerships, increasing surgical time and space in performing colonoscopies.

Healthy Recipes: Wake-Up Smoothie

Posted by Janet Hudson on October 15th, 2010 | No Comments »
Wake-Up Smoothie

Healthy Eating - With a stash of berries in your freezer, you can jump-start your day with this nutritious, tasty smoothie in just minutes. It provides vitamin C, fiber, potassium and soy protein. Yield: 3 servings, 1 cup each Total Time: 5 minutes Prep Time: 5 minutes Recipe Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups orange juice, preferably calcium-fortified 1 banana 1 1/4 cups frozen berries, such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and/or strawberries 1/2 cup low-fat silken tofu or low-fat plain yogurt 1 tablespoon sugar or Splenda Granular (optional) Recipe Steps: Combine ...

Breast cancer: From the Lab to the Living Room

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on October 14th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach / Regular Screening / Research - This month the nation is awash in pink and the Prevent Cancer Foundation is doing its part to promote breast cancer awareness and early detection through funded research, outreach and education programs. Over its history, the Foundation has funded 75 breast cancer research projects. These important studies have ranged from biomarkers and imaging research to dietary factors and risk reduction strategies. The Foundation’s ¡Celebremos la Vida! program has been providing breast cancer screening and education in ...

Stay Classy Awards Recognize Foundation for Community Outreach to Hispanic Women

Posted by Tanya Blue, Acting Managing Director, Development on October 13th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Foundation News / Outreach - Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic women. Among the reasons for this is inadequate screening. Although the rate of cervical cancer among Hispanic women is still higher than among white women, programs like ¡Celebremos la Vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life!) are contributing to a better future by increasing screening for cervical cancer. Many Hispanic women, especially newly-arrived immigrants, are either unaware or unable to access Medicaid or other government health insurance programs ...