About American Indian Patient Navigators
Navigators with our American Indian Program support new or returning patients. They are available to provide support to patients, their families, doctors, and other members of the care team. They also help patients learn about and take part in clinical trials.
“I was in my early 20s when I learned I had cervical cancer. I was frightened and embarrassed. Making treatment decisions was very hard. But, with the help of my family and my health care team, I made it...and went on to dance in the 2002 Winter Olympics.”
American Indian Advocate Attends Cancer Moonshot Event
Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Phyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW, was among a small group of attendees at the relaunch of the Cancer Moonshot initiative February 2, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Other invitees included cancer center representatives and members of Congress.
Cancer Warning Signs
Many cancers can be prevented by getting screenings. Look for these seven warning signs, using the word CAUTION. See a doctor if you have any symptoms that last more than two weeks.
C – Change in bowel or bladder habits
A – A sore throat that does not heal
U – Unusual bleeding or discharge
T – Thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere
I – Indigestion or difficulty swallowing
O – Obvious change in a wart or mole
N – Nagging cough or hoarseness