The Cancer Education Video was developed to improve cancer outcomes for Aboriginal people by increasing knowledge and behaviour change in cancer prevention, screening, early detection, treatment and support.
The video has clear and simple messages and gives facts about cancer to help break down the myths and fears surrounding cancer. The video has six chapters that look at:
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?
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 – please see ‘How to obtain copies’ at top of the page.
Brochure: Let's talk about living with cancer
The 'Let's talk about living with cancer' brochure has been developed to help Aboriginal people understand more 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.
The Find Cancer Early campaign has developed Aboriginal specific resources aimed to increase awareness of the early signs and symptoms of skin, 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.
Although these resources target regional people whose cancer outcomes aren’t as good as those living in Perth, the message of finding cancer early is still relevant to metropolitan people.
The resources feature donated artwork from a Goldfields artist.
Cancer symptom checklist
This checklist includes a plain language checklist of the signs and symptoms of skin, bowel, lung, prostate and breast cancer.