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Bridging the cancer gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

Cancer is the second leading cause of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with significantly lower survival rates than other Australians. This worrying situation highlights the gap in services, information and support available for Aboriginal people within our cancer care system.

We won’t rest until we’ve dramatically reduced the significant impact cancer has on every member of the West Australian community.

For more information on what cancer is, how we can prevent it, find it early and treat it, as well as support services available, please watch the following video:

We have a range of resources which provide information to support you and the work you do, which you can find in the links below:

For more information about cancer statistics in Aboriginal West Australians, see our Cancer in Aboriginal peoples fact sheet.

Our vision for reconciliation is to work together with Aboriginal Western Australians to close the gap and contribute to reconciliation.

Cancer Council WA’s 13 11 20 Information and Support Line

For additional information and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, please contact 13 11 20. Our Information and Support Service will connect you with compassionate, professional cancer nurses, who are here to help with any questions you've got about cancer and cancer treatment.
You can call them free of charge, from Monday to Friday, 9.00am–5.00pm