Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan

The Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control (CNCCC) Project assists in the development of networks and collaboration that produce an infrastructure for a comprehensive approach to cancer within the Cherokee Nation. Since 2003, coalition members and partners have come together to discuss the burden of cancer in Cherokee Nation. Coalition members and partners include local, regional, state and national representatives committed to identifying areas of cancer concern, planning interventions, prioritizing greatest areas of identified need, and then implementing identified strategies and/or providing needed resources. This is the second edition of the Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan and will serve, like the first, as an information resource for health care professionals and community members, as well as a tool for the Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition and its respective entities. The coalition is committed to the process of enhancing infrastructure for comprehensive cancer control in the Cherokee Nation with the ultimate goal of reducing morbidity and mortality among the Cherokee community.

Signs and Symptoms

 Signs and Symptoms of Cervical Cancer:

There are usually no early warning signs of cervical cancer. This type of cancer usually starts in the vaginal area as dysplasia, a precancerous condition that when left untreated can develop into cervical cancer. As the cancer progresses, these signs and symptoms may appear:
·            Bleeding from your vagina after intercourse, between periods or after menopause;
·            Watery, bloody discharge from your vagina that may be heavy and have a foul odor
·            Pelvic pain or pain during sexual intercourse