The Healthy Aboriginal Network has created a new comic book for Cancercare Ontario, the First Nation Health Authority, and CAREX (Carcinogen Exposure group at the University of Victoria).
The book is called Silent Enemy and is about a family that must face the realities of treatment when a father is diagnosed with lung cancer. Using the metaphor of a journey through a snowy landscape and a reoccuring threat, Silent Enemy explores an example of cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery. The comic is tailored to youth, support communities and organizations.
Cancercare's hope is that the book will:
- Educate and raise awareness of cancer among youth in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities
- Destigmatize the topic of cancer
- Help with commercial tobacco prevention and cessation
- Improve the conversation around cancer, how to be healthy and the dangers of smoking
- Promote overall wellness
It can be downloaded for free at https://www.cancercareontario.ca/en/node/51156.
You can see how we focus group tested the draft story at http://www.thehealthyaboriginal.net/other-projects and preview our other books for sale at http://www.thehealthyaboriginal.net.