Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screening program and yarning circles
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are 1.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with any type of cancer and have a five-year survival rate that is 15 per cent lower, at just 50 per cent, than the rest of the Australian population.
Here at Cancer Council SA, we are committed to working with you to change that statistic.
Through our Aboriginal Cancer Screening Program, we work collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in a respectful and meaningful way to improve health outcomes and educate you on how to cut their cancer risk.
Our programs cover cancer risk factors, early detection, ongoing treatment and support services, ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a greater chance at preventing or surviving a cancer diagnosis.