January 6, 2021

Tribal Program Increases Breast Cancer Screening Despite Pandemic

“I recently lost a relative to cancer. I think it’s important to get these screenings done,” said a member of the tribal council of the Hannahville Indian Community in northern Michigan.
But women who live on Indian reservations and in rural areas of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula often find it hard to get screened for cancer.
Many women in these communities have low incomes. Some don’t understand why they should be screened. Some don’t have Internet access, which makes it harder to get information.