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    Cancer Council SA is pleased to provide health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with the following information resources to support you in your role.

    For further information and to access our services call Cancer Council 13 11 20 and speak to a qualified nurse specialising in cancer.

    Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

    Cancer healing messages flipchart in English (3.3mb)

    Cancer healing messages flipchart in Pitjantjatjara (6.3mb) 
    (to listen to this information in Pitjantjatjara click here)

    Cancer healing messages brochure in English (1.2mb)

    Cancer healing messages brochure in Pitjantjatjara (3.5mb)

    Making Tracks, SA Aboriginal Bowel Screening flipchart

    Cancer treatment side effects: a guide for Aboriginal Health Workers

    Cancer fact sheets

    Bowel cancer

    Breast cancer

    Cancer of the uterus

    Cervical cancer


    Head and neck cancers


    Lung cancer


    Prostate cancer



    Understanding cancer talk

    What is cancer?

    What men should know about cancer

    Aboriginal cancer journeys

    Aboriginal cancer journeys

    What is cancer?

    Cancer treatment

    Making decisions about treatment

    Talking about cancer

    Natural therapies and cancer

    Looking after someone with cancer

    What is palliative care?

    Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

    Online Training

    Lung Cancer in our mob

    The resource includes a series of short videos showing a health worker supporting a patient to overcome some of the barriers they may face when going through treatment for lung cancer - Lung Cancer in our mob


    Cancer treatment side effects: a guide for Aboriginal Health Workers.

    This booklet has been developed in collaboration with Aboriginal Health Workers to provide important and practical information to help you support your patients during their cancer treatment. - Cancer Treatment side effects

    Useful links

    Cancer Council SA information for health professionals

    Cancer Council National GP portal

    Aboriginal Health Council of SA

    Indigenous HealthInfoNet

    Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of NSW

    National Indigenous Cancer Network (NiCAN)

    Menzies School of Health Research

    Cancer Clinical Network

    Cancer Australia

    South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

    Cancer Council SA acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains region; we recognise Kaurna peoples cultural, spiritual, physical and emotional connection with their land and pay our respects to Kaurna elders, both past and present.

    Artwork by Allan Sumner, a recognised and accomplished South Australian artist whose heritage includes Ngarrindjeri, Yankuntyjatjara and Kaurna bloodlines. His artwork reflects this unique blending of cultures.

    Imagery developed by Dreamtime Public Relations.

    We acknowledge the help of the Australian Government for making possible the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander section of this website.