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My Lung Cancer Pathway: a guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families

Posted on: 5 December, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 4, October 2016 – December 2016
Related to Cancer Respiratory health

Cancer Australia (2016)
My Lung Cancer Pathway: a guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families 
Sydney: Cancer Australia

This guide provides culturally appropriate information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people diagnosed with lung cancer and their families.

It aims to help them navigate the lung cancer pathway and improve understanding of:

  • what a lung cancer diagnosis means
  • what treatment options are available
  • how to look after themselves during and after treatment
  • palliative care and getting their affairs in order
  • where to find supportive information for family and friends.

The guide will also be a valuable resource for health workers and clinicians involved in the care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people undergoing treatment for lung cancer across community and clinical settings.

It can support important conversations about treatment, care, use of traditional bush medicine and psychosocial needs with patients and their families.

Abstract from Cancer Australia

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