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Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer among American Indian and Alaska Native people, and the second leading cause of cancer death. There are usually no symptoms until it’s too late; regular screenings can detect polyps in the colon early, before they turn into cancer.

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CRC Screening Resources

Screening is the most effective way to prevent colorectal cancer by helping detect it in its early stages. There is more than one way to get screened. Learn about the options:

Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives (CDC) -- see page 5 for information on screening options

Native People's Wellness: CRC Prevention, Detection and Care -- see pages 6 and 7 for information on screening options

CRC Tools and Booklets

CRC Toolkit for Providers

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Honor the Gift of Health CRC Booklet

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Blue Beads Day

#BlueBeadsDay

Raise awareness of colorectal cancer in Indian Country by celebrating #BlueBeadsDay! Join AICAF every third Wednesday in March to encourage loved ones to get screened and help spread the word about early detection. If you are interested in partnering with us for a Blue Beads Day event in your community or at your clinic, please contact health@aicaf.org.