July 8, 2013

Aboriginal Lung cancer education dvd launched in NAIDOC Week

Lung Foundation Australia in partnership with Hume Regional Integrated Cancer Services launched its first aboriginal lung cancer education dvd “Let's yarn about lung cancer” at the start of NAIDOC Week.  This dvd aims to get people looking out for and listening for signs of lung cancer.

Healthy lungs are vital to living a full, healthy life. However, lung cancer is the most common cancer amongst Aboriginal men and second most common cancer amongst Aboriginal women.

“Let’s yarn about lung cancer”, provides reliable information from a team of health professionals working in community health and cancer services. You will also hear stories from people who live with risks or have experienced possible symptoms of lung cancer.
Being aware of both the risks and symptoms of lung cancer and going to see your doctor or Aboriginal Health Worker if you have symptoms, will lead to better outcomes for individuals and families in the community.

The “Let’s Yarn with the whole Aboriginal Community of Albury/Wodonga about cancer prevention, early diagnosis and better outcomes project is a Cancer Australia Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative, funded by the Australian Government.

Cancer Australia