New resource providing culturally appropriate information to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women diagnosed with breast cancer, their families and communities

Release Date: 

28/10/2013

News Type: 

  • Announcement

The Minister for Health, The Hon Peter Dutton MP has announced the release of a new resource My breast cancer journey: a guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families. This resource, launched at Cancer Australia's Pink Ribbon Breakfast on 28 October 2013, outlines the clinical management of early breast cancer to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with breast cancer and their families.

My breast cancer journey: a guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families has been developed in response to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women highlighting the need for culturally appropriate, supportive breast cancer information. It contains practical information to help navigate the breast cancer journey and improve understanding about breast cancer, treatment options and follow-up care.

This resource has been created in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with various stages of breast cancer, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women working in the health sector and family and friends of women diagnosed with breast cancer.

An online version can be viewed here. My breast cancer journey: a guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families.

To order a hard copy version Free call 1800 624 973 or order online.

Find out more: Information about breast cancer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.