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Lung cancer in our mob: a handbook for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers

Posted on: 1 April, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 2, April 2015 – June 2015
Related to Cancer Health services Respiratory health Social and emotional wellbeing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

Cancer Australia (2015)
Lung cancer in our mob: a handbook for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers
Sydney: Cancer Australia

This resource aims to assist health professionals to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with lung cancer.

Increasing the understanding of lung cancer may help to encourage earlier investigation of symptoms, and contribute to the quality of life of people living with lung cancer.

Topics covered include:

  • lung cancer: getting the facts straight
  • lung cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • reducing the risk of lung cancer
  • investigating and diagnosing lung cancer
  • multidisciplinary team approach to care
  • treating lung cancer
  • psychosocial issues and practical support
  • life after treatment
  • end of life care.

Abstract adapted from Cancer Australia

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