New resource for Indigenous people with lung cancer

A culturally appropriate resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with lung cancer has been produced by Cancer Australia.

Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and they are 75% more likely to die from the disease than non-Indigenous Australians.

The My Lung Cancer Pathway guide explains more about treatment options and where to find support. It is available at www.canceraustralia.gov.au.

 

Physicians stance on climate change

The Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) has launched three climate change position statements. In the first statement on the health impacts of climate change, it reports that between 2030 and 2050, conservative WHO models estimate 250,000 more deaths each year from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress that are attributable to climate change.

According to the statement, climate scientists concur that anthropogenic global warming is occurring and accelerating. The statement is available in the policy and advocacy section at www.racp.edu.au.