Cancer Education

Dance of Life

New Cancer Education Movie


A New Story

This engaging story follows Hazel, a woman in her 50s, as she journeys along her path of colorectal cancer diagnosis and treatment. The 25-minute telenovela consists of 5 mini movie sections that provide medically-accurate information combined with Alaska Native values of family, storytelling, and humor. The support of family, health care providers, and new friends help Hazel as she navigates her cancer diagnosis and treatment journey. Watch stories of resilience and hope as people grapple with fear, embarrassment, stubbornness, and concern over receiving a cancer diagnosis. This movie is the requested sequel to ‘What’s the Big Deal?’ that explored the importance of having recommended colorectal cancer screenings. “A New Story” is made in Alaska and features an Alaska Native cast. 

New Readers' Theatre Scripts!


Road to Recovery

Have fun learning about colon health. This 25-minute theatre script discusses early stage colorectal cancer treatment. An interactive, eight question game to learn more about colorectal cancer is included. This game could be adapted to use questions from people in your community.


This 45‐minute theatre script explores many challenging and sensitive themes including emotions associated with a cancer diagnosis, treatment, pain, end‐of‐life, and loss and grief. Healthy lifestyle choices and recommended cancer screening exams are voiced. Alaska Native people’s stories of hope, resilience and ways to keep our communities strong and healthy are shared.


New Learning Activities!

The following activities are designed to compliment the Understanding Cancer Manual. Have fun learning about cancer by sharing each activity with your community.


For more information contact:
Melany Cueva
4000 Ambassador Dr Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 729-2441

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