New Handbook to reduce the impact of gynaecological cancers in Indigenous women

A new publication from Cancer Australia will help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals reduce the impact of gynaecological cancers in their communities by providing women with information and support.

Gynaecological Cancers: a Handbook for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners promotes risk reduction, cervical cancer screening, awareness of symptoms, early detection and appropriate and timely testing and treatment.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners play a vital role in the healthcare of Indigenous communities and are critical to better cancer outcomes. The Handbook supports them in their role by providing information about:

  • the new Cervical Screening Test
  • risk factors for gynaecological cancers
  • symptoms of gynaecological cancers
  • treatment options
  • follow up after treatment
  • sources of support and more information

Gynaecological Cancers: a Handbook for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners has been developed with input from key Indigenous health organisations and experts. The Handbook can be downloaded from the Cancer Australia website or ordered via phone: 1800 624 973.

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