Breast Cancer handbook for Aboriginal Health Workers

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As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Australia is proud to release
This handbook provides evidence-based information for Indigenous health workers to start the conversation with Indigenous women and promote increased breast cancer awareness, prevention activities, screening, early detection and quality of life after diagnosis.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer, and the second most common cause of cancer death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Compared with non-Indigenous women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 14% less likely to survive 5 years after a breast cancer diagnosis.
The handbook is a valuable resource for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals.
Cancer Australia encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to know their body, note the breast changes to look out for, report any unusual changes to their health professional and for women over 50 to participate in screening every two years

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