As a result of the current Federal government funding situation, the information on this website may not be up to date or acted upon. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at www.opm.gov . Despite the lapse in appropriations, IHS will continue to provide direct clinical health care services as well as referrals for contracted services that cannot be provided through IHS clinics. For more information on how IHS is impacted, visit: HHS Contingency Plan
Cancer Detection and Prevention
Early detection of cancer is key. IHS is working to improve cancer screening among American Indians and Alaska Natives. It is also important to identify risk factors and take steps to prevent cancer. Talk to your health care provider about what you can do.