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Exposed: a literature review of the issues of women's cancers in
Australian Aboriginal Communities

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Since 2006 Women's Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE), in partnership with BreastScreen Victoria and many regional health services, has conducted The BreastScreen Van Women's Cancers Project, a multifaceted and holistic approach to breast health in the Hume region of Victoria.

Emerging from recommendations of the Woman to Woman breast cancer research and companion book of women’s stories, which were published by WHGNE in 2004, Exposed: a literature review of the issues of women’s cancers in Australian Aboriginal Communities was written.

This report explores how Aboriginal women experience cancer, with a lens on the rural Hume region of Victoria. The Hume Regional Integrated Cancer Service reports the largest percentage of the total new cancers diagnosed in Aboriginal people in the state of Victoria, which is even higher when Albury NSW cases are included.

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