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During National Native American Heritage Month,
we pay tribute to American Indians and Alaska Natives
(AI/AN). We honor the health of Native people and
strive to foster healthier AI/AN communities by
distributing relevant health information and
End Colon Cancer
in Indian Country
What is Colon Cancer?
A disease in the large intestine (colon) and rectum.
Most colon cancers start as small noncancerous clumps
of cells called polyps. Without treatment, polyps can
in the United States are
performed with patients
under some level of
sedation or anesthesia
that prevents them from
feeling anything. Often,
patients are asleep for
the entire procedure.