Occupational Hazzards


The increased risk of lung cancer through occupational hazards has been noted in reports that date back to the 1950s. Some of the agents include metals, asbestos and synthetic fibers, radon exposure, insecticides, and radiation exposure. Some of the noted occupations and industries include the following: glass, metal and pesticide industries, chemical industries, mining, stone cutting, paper and paint industries, plastics, farming, aluminum production, iron and steel founding, construction, and dye casting plants. 

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.