Cancer Data for American Indians/ Alaska Natives specifically in the Portland Area
Authors: Megan Hoopes, Jenine Dankochik, Erik Kakuska, Bridget Canniff, Eric Vinson, Kerri Lopez
Publication Year: 2008
Last Updated: 2016-01-19 16:20:11
Journal: American Indian Culture and Research Journal
Keywords: cancer, portland area, screenings, data, idaho, oregon, washington, cancer patterns, clusters, 1996-2007
This report presents data on cancer patterns among AI/ANs residing in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. We examined data from the area’s three state cancer registries to describe a range of cancer measures from 1996-2007. Tribal leaders provided insights on cancer experiences within their communities, cancer care issues, and the role of traditional lifestyles.
American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere may be uniquely affected by cancer due to a variety of factors, including lifestyle and environmental influences, socioeconomic conditions, and access to care issues. Timely, accurate data for the AI/AN population is often difficult to access due to small numbers of cases and
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