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Cervical cancer screening targeted at Indigenous women

  • 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.