Cancer information for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples

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We would like to advise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers that these videos contain voices and images of people who have since passed away.

Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work. We would also like to pay respect to the elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.

Welcome to this website, which was produced in consultation with the Aboriginal community to provide information and resources on cancer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

An artwork by Carissa Paglino

Our commitment to closing the gap

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Our vision for reconciliation is to close the 17-year life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. Closing the gap is core to Cancer Council NSW’s mission – we can’t defeat cancer until we have addressed the issue of cancer in Aboriginal people.

Download our Reconciliation Action Plan June 2020- June 2022 (PDF 1.6Kb)

Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge and thank the Aboriginal health and community advisors, and the artists who have contributed to this project.

Find a list of the health and community advisors who contributed to this website.

Find out about the artists whose work is featured on this website.