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Cancer support services - Are they appropriate and accessible for indigenous cancer patients in Queensland, Australia?

Whop, L. J; Garvey, G; Lokuge, Kamalini; Mallitt, K. A; Valery, Patricia C

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Introduction: In Queensland, Australia, the incidence of cancer (all cancers combined) is 21% lower for Indigenous people compared with non-Indigenous people but mortality is 36% higher. Support services play an important role in helping cancer patients through their cancer journey. Indigenous cancer patients are likely to face greater unmet supportive care needs and more barriers to accessing cancer care and support. Other barriers include the higher proportion of Indigenous people who live...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71046
Source: Rural and Remote Health

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