Signs and Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer:

Although there are usually no signs or symptoms for prostate cancer at the earliest stages, this is not the case at the later stages of the disease. Patient’s diagnosed with prostate cancer at the earlier stages usually seek medical attention for some other problem when they are diagnosed with prostate cancer.
·            Difficulty with urination, such as a need to urinate frequently, especially at night, unable to start or hold back urine, weak or interrupted flow of urine, and painful or burning urination;
·            Difficulty in developing an erection or painful ejaculation;
·            Blood in urine or semen; or
·            Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or upper thigh.
These symptoms may also be signs of other medical conditions. It is always important to seek medical attention if any of these symptoms arise.

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.