A new publication from Cancer Australia will help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals reduce the impact of gynaecological cancers in their communities by providing women with information and support.
Gynaecological Cancers: a Handbook for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners promotes risk reduction, cervical cancer screening, awareness of symptoms, early detection and appropriate and timely testing and treatment.
The Handbook includes information about:
- the new Cervical Screening Test
- risk factors for gynaecological cancers
- symptoms of gynaecological cancers
- treatment options
- follow up after treatment
- sources of support and more information
Gynaecological Cancers:a Handbook for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners can be downloaded from the Cancer Australia website or ordered via phone: 1800 624 973