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.