Resources in Cherokee Nation

Many patients in Cherokee Nation experience difficulties when facing cancer treatment. This may include finding transportation to and from treatments, a place to stay while in treatment away from home, finding help in paying bills while away from your job during treatment and other resources a patient may be in need of.
The link located at the bottom is from the website "People Connected by Cancer" and they have an online booklet that will help you find some needed resources, but may not include all those that may be available in Cherokee Nation. Other links may help you find other resources not listed in Cherokee Nation.
If you know of a resource not listed, we encourage you to contact our program at (918 453-5453) and share the information with us so that we may be able to share this information with others.

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.