The incidence of chronic liver disease and the mortality rate for liver cancer has increased in the last 10 years among the Haudenosaunee (hoe-dee-no-SHOW-nee), the current day six-tribe Iroquois Confederacy whose Indigenous Peoples connect ancestrall
“We partner with organizations outside the nation or even different departments within each nation in order to do outreach on each territory,” explains Whitney Ann Henry, coordinator for the CICS navigators. “Wherever our community gathers, that’s where we want our navigators to be.”
Roswell Park Comprehensive Care Center’s Lung Cancer Screening Program utilizes a practical metric to help patients assess their smoking history and determine whether they should seek lung cancer screening known as the Pack/Year.
Lung cancer is responsible for more cancer-related deaths each year than breast, prostate and pancreatic cancer combined, but the awareness of early detection methods for lung cancer are not as well known.
In September, Colleen joined a group from Roswell Park to speak before a congressional hearing on the importance of making low-dose CT scans for lung cancer more accessible and easier for people to obtain.