High Indigenous cancer rates connected to stigma and limited access to services

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An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report shows differentiation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians on a number of cancer outcomes, with their likelihood of diagnosis and chances of surviving much lower.

The Cancer Council of Australia says that service provision and breaking down stigma are areas that need improvement raise the outcomes for Indigenous people.

Cancer Council Information and support line: 13 11 20

Quitline: 13 78 48

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