This publication, in plain language, is based on information presented in the Review of gynaecological cancer among Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Australia (2023). This short, visual report summarises the key findings and concepts from the review to provide a holistic picture of gynaecological cancer among Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women. It is a quick source of information covering:
- the social, cultural and historical contexts that contribute to inequitable gynaecological cancer rates among Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women
- the extent of gynaecological cancer, specifically cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and uterine cancer, including the incidence, mortality, survival and burden of disease
- the management of these diseases for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women
- past and current policies and strategies implemented by the Australian Government and other cancer related peak bodies (including international organisations) that aim to address this health issue.
It recommends that critical attention be given to risk reduction, participation in cancer screening programs, and improved access to culturally appropriate, high quality primary health care and tertiary specialist services. This would address inequitable differences faced by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and reduce the overall burden of gynaecological cancers.
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