Health professionals and the public now have access to a multilingual online library to educate patients on cancer treatment and support.
The Cancer Council has launched the initiative to assist Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD) to access information in their own language.
The CALD Cancer Resource Directory, a searchable online library of 600 publications, videos and websites, provides a wide range of translated information relevant to prevention, treatment and support.
Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Ian Olver, said the free directory was designed to provide a single point of access to resources in Australia published in languages other than English.
“Cancer doesn’t discriminate by culture,” Olver said. “One in four Australians is born overseas and we know that migrants diagnosed with cancer have poorer cancer outcomes than comparable non-migrant groups, with lower screening and survival rates.”
Nurses and other health professionals can access languages including Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, and Vietnamese to cater for their patients.
Find the directory at www.cancer.org.au/CALDDo you have an idea for a story?
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