The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community's Health facility is the Donald A. LaPointe Health & Education Center, located in Baraga, Michigan. Our Health Center staff provides comprehensive health services to approximately 2,800 tribal members and descendents living in Baraga, Houghton and Ontonagon Counties. With the recent addition of 5,584 sq feet to our facility originally constructed in 1997, we have a total of 218,830 sq. footage in the two floors that house our clinic rooms and offices.
We are the Anishnabe people of the Lake Superior Band of Chippewa Indians – The Ojibwa Tribe. Our native language is Ojibwemowin. The KBIC Medical Clinic is the first Tribal Health Department in Michigan to be designated by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Patient Centered Medical Home on August 6, 2012.
Clinic hours are Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday mornings are reserved for lab draws. Medical has a full-time medical receptionist to assist the community with scheduling medical appointments.
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Overview and Types
If you have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer or are worried about it, you likely have a lot of questions. Learning some basics is a good place to start.
● What Is Colorectal Cancer?
Colorectal Cancer Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging
Detection and Diagnosis
Catching cancer early often allows for more treatment options. Some early cancers may have signs and symptoms that can be noticed, but that is not always the case.
● Can Colorectal Polyps and Cancer Be Found Early?
● American Cancer Society Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Early Detection
● Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests
● Colorectal Cancer Screening: Insurance Coverage
● Colorectal Cancer Signs and Symptoms
● Tests for Colorectal Cancer
● Understanding Your Pathology Report
Stages and Outlook (Prognosis)
After a cancer diagnosis, staging provides important information about the extent of cancer in the body and anticipated response to treatment.
● Colorectal Cancer Stages
● What Are the Survival Rates for Colorectal Cancer, by Stage?
Questions to Ask About Colorectal Cancer
Here are some questions you can ask your cancer care team to help you better understand your cancer diagnosis and treatment options.
● What Should You Ask Your Doctor About Colorectal Cancer?
● Questions Worksheet [PDF]
For more information on How to Prevent Colorectal Cancer, click here.