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Bowel and breast screening saves lifes

Date posted: 5 January 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Cape York are being reminded of the importance of breast and bowel cancer screenings.

 A series of translated free resources promoting the importance of screenings is now available in traditional languages from the Federal Government’s National bowel cancer screening program. These include fact sheets, key message cards and audio segments in various traditional languages including Torres Strait Islander Creole and Warlpiri.

Public Health Medical Advisor Dr Mark Wenitong said Apunipima supports the resources for indigenous communities, because talking about sensitive health topics can be shame. Having resources that translate into traditional language makes it more comfortable for people to understand the importance of such screenings.

Source: Apunipima Cape York Health Council


Last updated: 12 January 2016
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