Publications for Aboriginal people

To order, please complete the Aboriginal resources order form (pdf 178kb) and return via email or fax on (08) 9388 4399.

Making Time for Bowel Cancer Screening

This 7 minute DVD includes everything you need to know about bowel cancer prevention. It is designed for use by individuals, organisations, health professionals, and community groups.

It specifically provides Aboriginal men and women with information about bowel cancer, what it is, risk factors, reducing risk, the Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) and The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Other valuable bowel cancer and bowel cancer screening resources developed by the Bowel Cancer Screening Implementation Team, WA Cancer & Palliative Care Network at the Department of Health WA are also available.

Let's talk about living with cancer

The 'Let's talk about living with cancer' brochure and poster have been developed to help Aboriginal people understand more about cancer. They explain:

  • what cancer is
  • how is cancer treated
  • myths about cancer
  • where to look for support
  • practical tips for people with cancer
  • survivor stories

The artwork is by Nyoongar artist, Valerie Ah Chee, and is called 'The Path'. The picture shows that men, women, children and families are all affected by cancer. The path they are on is a path walked by many and everyone's journey is different. The sun signifies hope and positivity as they battle cancer.

 

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Poster - pdf 788kb

We're here for you 

The Cancer Council nurses can provide information and support to cancer patients, families and friends. They are available weekdays from 8am - 6pm on 13 11 20.

This bookmark is a useful reference for Cancer Council 13 11 20 services and is designed for Aboriginal people, organisations and community groups.

 

 

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pdf 387kb

"A whispered sort of stuff": A community report on research about Aboriginal people's beliefs about cancer and experiences of cancer in Western Australia

This report about Aboriginal people's experiences of cancer and cancer services written by Professor Sandy Thompson, Dr Shaouli Shahid, Heath Greville and Associate Professor Dawn Bessarab summarises the findings from a research project investigating Aboriginal people's experiences of cancer in Western Australia. It provides important recommendations for health and other service providers about how cancer-related services for Aboriginal people should be improved.

The artwork featured in this report is from a painting called ‘Relay for Life' painted by Geraldtonbased Yamaji Art Centre artists Margaret Whitehurst, Charmaine Green and Barbara Merritt. The painting was donated to the 2009 Geraldton Cancer Council Relay for Life in recognition of all people who are affected by cancer, which knows no barrier. We thank Margaret, Charmaine and Barbara for allowing us to use their work in this report.

 

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Aboriginal Cancer Journeys

Cancer Council NSW and the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council have developed a book of stories from Aboriginal people affected by cancer titled Aboriginal Cancer Journeys: Our stories of kinship, hope and survival. It includes personal insights and words of wisdom so Aboriginal people can get an insight into other Aboriginal peoples experiences of cancer.

Cancer Council NSW and the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council also developed some accompanying fact sheets that provide easy-to-read information about cancer, it's treatments and side effects. These include:

  • What is cancer?
  • Cancer treatment
  • Making treatment decisions
  • Talking about cancer
  • Practical information for people having cancer treatment
  • Looking after someone with cancer
  • Natural therapies and cancer 
  • What is palliative care?
The book, together with the 8 fact sheet pads (50 fact sheets/pad) can be ordered from our Aboriginal resources order form.

To download individual copies please click on the link to Cancer Council NSW.

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Aboriginal fact sheets about cancer

Cancer Council NSW and Menzies School of Health Research in conjunction with a Clinical Advisory Group and an Indigenous Consultation Group have collaboratively produced more detailed fact sheets about cancer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

What is cancer?

This fact sheet provides information on cancer facts, about cancer growth, the difference between benign and malignant tumours, and who to speak to.

 

What is cancer? aboriginal fact sheet

222kb

Understanding cancer talk

This fact sheet provides a glossary of key terminology doctors may use about types of cancers, treatment, and the roles of different health professionals.

 

Understanding cancer talk

296kb

Surgery

This fact sheet provides information on surgery for cancer treatment, and answers key questions a patient may ask about the procedure

 

Surgery aboriginal fact sheet

220kb

Radiotherapy

This fact sheet provides information on radiotherapy for cancer treatment, and answers key questions a patient may ask about the process.

 

Radiotherapy aboriginal fact sheet

220kb

Chemotherapy

This fact sheet provides information on chemotherapy for cancer treatment, and answers key questions a patient may ask about the course of treatment.

 

Chemotherapy aboriginal fact sheet

218kb

Breast cancer

This fact sheet provides information on breast cancer, including symptoms, staging and treatments.

 

Breast cancer aboriginal fact sheet

255kb

Bowel cancer

This fact sheet provides information on bowel cancer, including symptoms, staging and treatment.

 

Bowel cancer aboriginal fact sheet

175kb

Cervical cancer

This fact sheet provides information on cervical cancer, including stmptoms, staging and treatment.

 

Cervical cancer aboriginal fact sheet

186kb

Lung cancer

This fact sheet provides information on lung cancer, including symptoms, staging and treatment.

 

Lung cancer aboriginal fact sheet

197kb

Prostate cancer

This fact sheet provides information on prostate cancer, including symptoms, staging and treatment.

 

Prostate cancer aboriginal fact sheet

179kb

 

Find Cancer Early Campaign Aboriginal resources

Find Cancer Early campaign has developed Aboriginal specific resources aimed to increase awareness of the early signs and symptoms of melanoma, bowel, lung, prostate and breast cancer in people aged over 40 years living in regional Western Australia.

The campaign encourages people to find cancer early and tell their doctor without delay. As well as increasing symptom awareness, the campaign aims to break down some of the barriers and myths to seeking help.

Find Cancer Early promotes the message that the earlier cancer is found, the greater the chance of successful treatment.

The resources feature donated artwork from a Goldfields artist.

Cancer symptom checklist postcard

This postcard includes a plain language checklist of the signs and symptoms of melanoma, bowel, lung, prostate and breast cancer.

 

download of pdf Cancer Symptom Postcard

176kb

Cancer symptom checklist poster

This poster includes a plain language checklist of the signs and symptoms of melanoma, bowel, lung, prostate and breast cancer.

It is available in 2 sizes: A4 and A3 (poster)

 

download of pdf Cancer Symptom Checklist

268kb

To order copies of the Find Cancer Early Aboriginal resources, please complete the Find Cancer Early order form (pdf 173kb)

 

To find out more about this campaign on our Find Cancer Early website.

 

To order our other Aboriginal resources, please complete the Aboriginal resources order form (pdf 178kb) and return via email or fax on (08) 9388 4399.

For more information, please contact the Resource Officer on (08) 9388 4363 or (08) 9388 4362.

If you would like to know how to reduce your chances of getting cancer, please go to the Reduce your risk pages.

If you would like information about how we can help you or a family member who has cancer, please go to the Patients, families and friends section.

If you have a question about cancer or need to get help from one of our services call our Cancer Council 13 11 20.

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