Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer among American Indian and Alaska Native people (following lung cancer), and is the second leading cause of cancer death. There are usually no symptoms of colorectal cancer until it’s too late. Getting screened saves lives by detecting polyps (small balloons in the colon) early, before they can turn into cancer.
More Colorectal Cancer Resources
Learn more about colorectal cancer among American Indian and Alaska Native people with the following resources. Please feel free to download, print and share these materials with relatives in your community.
Download: CRC Toolkit for Providers & Clinic Teams
Download: 2019 CRC Social Media Toolkit
Read: Survivor Stories
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
Read more about how colorectal cancer affects American Indian and Alaska Native people in the Native News Health Alliance article.