Meeker Days 2023

Join us at Meeker Days June 16th – 18th!
Salish Cancer Center is a proud sponsor of the Meeker Days 2023 farmer’s market.


June 16th – June 18th, 2023
June 16th – 12pm-9pm (Vendors open until 7:00pm)
June 17th – 10am – 9:30pm (Vendors Open until 7:00pm)
June 18th – 10am – 6pm 


Downtown Puyallup and Pioneer Park 
330 S Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371

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Doctors Day 2023

March 30th is Doctors Appreciation Day.

Our team enjoyed the opportunity to show appreciation for our amazing doctors!

Dr. Stanlee Lu is our Hematologist/ Medical Oncologist and Dr. Craig Peterson is our Naturopathic Oncology Physician.

They work hard to provide such great compassionate care for our patients, they deserve some appreciation back from their team.

We also celebrated Dr. Lu’s Birthday. He loves Reese’s candy and got a suprise at his desk in the morning.

Blue Beads: Colorectal Cancer Screening Event

The American Indian Cancer Foundation and Exact Sciences sponsored this “Blue Beads” campaign for colorectal cancer screening awareness.

Salish Cancer Center and PTHA collaborated on a colorectal cancer screening event on March 28th, to encourage PTHA patients to get their screenings done!

We are so glad many patients made the decision to take care of their health and get screened for colorectal cancer.

It’s important to stay up-to-date with your cancer screenings because early detection saves lives.

March Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colon, Kidney, Anal, and Multiple Myeloma Cancer Awareness month.

Our experienced providers treat all cancer types!

Thank you to our patients for allowing us to care for you. Your fight is our fight! 💚

Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer among Native people and the second leading cause of cancer death. There are usually no symptoms until it’s too late; regular screenings can detect polyps in the colon early before they turn into cancer.

Screening recommendations:

The current screening recommendation age for average-risk persons is 45 years old.

The recommendation for higher-risk persons is younger than 45 years old.

High-risk screening indications:

  •  strong family history of colorectal cancer or certain types of polyps.
  • A personal history of colorectal cancer or certain types of polyps.
  • A personal history of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease).
  • A known family history of a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or Lynch syndrome (also known as hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer or HNPCC).
  • A personal history of radiation to the abdomen (belly) or pelvic area to treat a prior cancer.

Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer is also called renal cancer. It is one of the ten most common cancers in adults.

Screening recommendations:

People at higher risk for kidney cancer are recommended to have regular CT, MRI, and Ultrasounds to look for kidney tumors.

High-risk indications:

  • Strong family history of kidney cancer.
  • Kidney disease.
  • Genetic and hereditary conditions that are linked to Renal Cell Carcinoma.

Anal Cancer

Anal cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the anus. 

Screening recommendations:

Anal cancer is not common in the US, people at higher-risk are recommended to have regular anal cytology testing (anal pap test), or anoscopy.

High-risk indications:

Mulitple Myeloma Cancer

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells.

Screening is done through regular blood work.

ATNI Winter Conference 2023

Salish Cancer Center attended the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Winter 2023 Conference alongside Qwibil Natural Healing Clinic, both clinics of The Puyallup Tribe of Indians.

We listened to many tribal leaders and representatives as they spoke about the barriers to healthcare and safety they’re facing in their tribal communities and provided them with our clinic information to let them know we’re a resource and here to help their tribal members.

We look forward to collaborating with more tribes for care coordination in support of our mission to best serve the cancer community.

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 2023

The month of January is recognized as Cervical Cancer Awareness month.

We encourage all patients to reach out to their primary care physician to get screened. Preventative cancer screenings can find cancers early before they’ve had time to spread and give patients more options. Cancer screenings can save lives.

On January 19th, we supported the American Indian Cancer Foundation’s #TurquoiseThursday campaign for Cervical Cancer Awareness and the importance of cancer screenings. We appreciate our cervical cancer patients for entrusting us with their care.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2022

This event was hosted by the American Cancer Society.

Our Salish team had a great time at the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Seattle Event on October 22nd! We were honored to be a proud sponsor this year.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support and placed donations for breast cancer research and resources!

Our table held Salish swag, information about our services and providers, and cedar rose pins. Everyone enjoyed the cedar roses! Cedar is a traditional healing medicine for Native Americans and it protects against diseases. We were so happy the people enjoyed the Native American tradition and that we could share it with them. We can’t wait for next year!

University of Arizona Indigenous Cancer Prevention Webinar Series

Monday, October 24th, 2022

We are excited to announce Dr. Craig Peterson and Marjorie Matheson will be presenting on behalf of Salish Cancer Center during the University of Arizona’s Indigenous Cancer Prevention Webinar Series!

Everyone is welcome to attend the virtual webinar! Please register here:

Dr. Craig Peterson, is our Naturopathic Physician and Director of Integrative Medicine here at Salish. Marjorie Matheson is the Executive Director of Special Projects for the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, and CEO of Qwibil Natural Healing & Research Center. We are honored to have them both representing Salish Cancer Center in efforts to spread awareness on the importance of cancer prevention amongst Indigenous people.

Puyallup Tribe Career Fair

Job seekers are invited to attend The Puyallup Tribe Career Fair Event on Thursday, July 28th, 2022.

Representatives from Tribal entities and Tribal departments will be present to discuss careers.

Applications will be available on-site. Everyone is encouraged to bring resumes and pre-register for the event. Native hiring preference applies.

Cancer Lifeline Support Groups, Nutrition, & Yoga Classes

We are so excited to announce we have partnered with cancer lifeline to give more resources and support to our patients. Patients and caregivers are able to sign up for support groups, nutrition, and yoga classes for free! All classes are online due to covid right now.