Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

This information is written for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It gives information about some cancer types, treatment, and some tips on coping with the practical issues that cancer can cause.

We have a large number of resources that can be downloaded to give you easy to read information about cancer, treatment and side effects.

These resources are meant to complement the information you receive from your health care professionals. Each resource is reviewed regularly by cancer experts so you can receive the most up to date information.

If you, your family or friend are affected by cancer and would like a hard copy of any of these resources, please call Cancer Council 13 11 20 Information and Support line to order. For other orders please use the Online Resource Order form





Bowel Cancer

A fact sheet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people explaining what bowel cancer is

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Head and Neck Cancers

A fact sheet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people explaining what head and neck cancer is

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Lung Cancer

A fact sheet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to explain what lung cancer is

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Lymphoma

A fact sheet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to explain what is lymphoma and how will I know if I have it? If found and treated early, you have a good chance of getting better.

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Prostate Cancer

A fact sheet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men explaining what prostate cancer is

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Breast Cancer

A fact sheet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people explaining what breast cancer is

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Cervical Cancer

A fact sheet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women explaining what Cervical cancer is

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Cancer of the Uterus

A fact sheet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women explaining what Cancer of the Uterus is

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Leukaemia

A fact sheet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people explaining what Leukaemia is. Leukaemia is a problem with how white blood cells are made

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How Can I Help?

A fact sheet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Finding out a family member or friend has cancer is no good, but there are many ways to show your concern or offer support

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Help Getting to Treatment

Having treatment for cancer often means a lot of travel to and from a hospital or treatment facility, which may be far from home. This fact sheet gives tips for getting to and from treatment using your own car or using community transport

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Help with Money

This fact sheet gives tips for help with money problems because cancer can affect your life in many ways, and can mean you have less money

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