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Cancer sufferers need their own language

Delivering inclusive, culturally sensitive cancer support services for ethnic communities is a pressing challenge for health teams, writes Cannas Kwok. Breast cancer is a growing but often unacknowledged health problem among women in Sydney’s Chinese-Australian community. Although the rate of ...

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Cancer symptoms more distressing for CALD communities

Study calls for improved support services for cancer patients from CALD backgrounds. Cancer is more emotional distressing and frightening for migrants, according to new research. Professor Phyllis Butow from the University of Sydney, said cancer patients from culturally and linguistically ...

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The sixth vital sign

One in four cancer patients has anxiety disorder. Significant numbers of cancer patients experiencing anxiety post diagnosis are seeing their condition escalate to a clinical disorder because they are not being picked up early enough and referred for treatment. In ...

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Gap in care jeopardising recovery

Urgent action is needed to treat depression in cancer patients. The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and the Australian Nursing Federation are concerned that systematic failures are leading to a lack of depression diagnosis for women with breast cancer. ...

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