Cancer Council Australia work with health workers to improve indigenous health
INDIGENOUS Australians are at greater risk of receiving a cancer diagnosis and 50 per cent more likely to die from cancer than non-indigenous Australians, a new report has found.
The study, released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and Cancer Australia earlier this month, shows indigenous cancer patients have higher rates of new cancer cases and cancer deaths than non-Indigenous Australians.
Cancer Council Queensland has worked with Indigenous health workers and community members to develop a booklet called Wanem Morphine as a resource to help Indigenous Queenslanders understand the use of morphine for pain relief in cancer treatment.
More information about Cancer Council Queensland and the booklet Wanem Morphine is available at www.cancerqld.org.au or Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20.