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  • 20 April 2015

    Cancer Council WA  have just developed their first Aboriginal Cancer eBulletin edition which was released in  March 2015 – Issue 1. The Let’s TalkeBulletin is developed by Cancer Council Western Australia to share information about cancer prevention, screening, early detection, treatment, and support for Aboriginal West Australians.  

    In this issue:
    •Welcome! Introducing the new Aboriginal Projects Officer
    •What's new for future Cancer Education Courses for Aboriginal Health Professionals
    •Cancer Support Services Available
    •New 16 Cancers Campaign
    •National Supportive Care Needs Study of Indigenous cancer patients
    •Upcoming 2015 course for Aboriginal Health Professionals Cancer Education Program
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  • 15 April 2015

    Nationa Bowel Cancer Screen Program campaign: The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program campaign supports the introduction of biennial bowel cancer screening for people aged 50-74. The Australian Government has increased its commitment to the early detection of bowel cancer by expanding the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP). Between 2015 and 2020, the program will move from five-yearly to biennial screening intervals. The NBCSP campaign supports the program expansion with activities designed to inform Australians about the changes and encourage participation in the program. The campaign was launched in 2015.

    The campaign objectives are to:

    increased awareness of bowel cancer

    increased awareness of the changes to the NBCSP

    encourage participation in the NBCSP

    Please check out the following ads for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples:

    Print ad

    Radio ad

  • 15 April 2015

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples print ad - BreastScreen Australia campaign:

    This is an invitation that could save your life. The invitation for free breast screening has been expanded to include women aged 70-74. Early detection saves lives. If you're aged 50-74 you should be screened every two years. If you're over 75, talk to your GP or health professional to find out if breast screening is right for you. Check out the new radio ad too. For more information visit the BreastScreen Australia website or call 13 20 50.

  • 22 October 2014

    Canteen online support platform

    CanTeen launches online support platform for young people 12 to 24 years old, affected by cancer. The platform provides seven day access to professional CanTeen counsellors and round the clock access to youth specific information and an online community for young people to connect with with peers in similar situations. 

  • 28 October 2013

    Check out these two new health promotion resources for cancer:

    Ovarian cancer signs link:

    Listen out for lung cancer link: