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Cervical cancer screening targeted at Indigenous women

  • 19 September

    Latest initiative of Government in order to increase the screening rates of cervical cancer is of significant importance. Try to read studymoose reviews for more info as this initiative will help in lessening the sudden increase in rate of that fatal disease.

  • 2 June 2014

    A new initiative is aiming to raise cervical cancer screening rates across Geelong’s northern suburbs in Victoria, specifically targeting women from Indigenous and non-English speaking backgrounds.

    The program has been allocated $65,000 and aims to increase the number of women who undergo pap tests every two years. The current participation rate among women in Corio and Norlane is just 57.7%.

    The initiative will also include a grants program for local organisations to deliver cervical cancer prevention messages to women through events and workshops.

    It is recommend that all women aged 18 to 70 years old, who have ever been sexually active undergo a pap test every two years, even if they have had the HPV vaccine which only protects against 70% of cervical cancers. For full story click here.

  • 20 May 2014

    Check out this moving audiovisual of Archie Roach talking about his personal experience of being diagnosed with lung cancer. 

  • 25 March 2014

    Resources for HPV Vaccination for Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Audiences.

    Click here to check out the range of resources attached to the HPV vaccination program for Aborginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and their parents. 

  • Member
    24 March 2014

    Have you seen the new trend on Facebook lately, where you take a no-makeup selfie and post it on your page to raise awareness of breast cancer? Then you tag your friends to do the same?


    People are being quite creative, some mentioning that men can get breast cancer as well, and others about the effect on the whole family when a loved one has breast cancer. By far the most creative post I have seen was four selfies done by men with bright pink make-up on! They are saying guys should do a selfie WITH make-up!


    There is even quite a few spin-off memes about this as well. They are pretty funny, and in the end they are still raising awareness, which is great.


    A decent Facebook trend that will hopefully reach out where people need it the most :-)