Look out for the 10 early symptoms of the five most common cancers affecting Western Australians.
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Welcome to Find Cancer Early
People living in regional Australia have poorer cancer outcomes than people living in metropolitan areas. Survival outcomes for regional Australians are 20-30 per cent worse than Australians living in a metropolitan area.
The Find Cancer Early program for regional Western Australians was created by Cancer Council WA to improve cancer outcomes for regional Western Australians by increasing cancer symptom awareness and encouraging people to visit their doctor, clinic nurse or Aboriginal health worker earlier.
We know that people are more likely to survive cancer if it’s found early. We also believe your postcode should not define your cancer outcome.
Explore the website to discover important information to help you identify potential early symptoms of bowel, breast, lung, prostate and skin cancer early, and learn what you need to do if you notice a symptom.
Adults of all ages are encouraged to explore the website to learn about 10 early symptoms of the 5 most common cancers in WA.
Symptom checklists for the most common cancers come in general and Aboriginal designs:
Share this information with family, friends and colleagues over 40 so that they can Find Cancer Early for the best chance of successful treatment and survival.
A Message From Regional WA GP’s
Take 45 seconds to listen to regional GP’s covering some of the early cancer symptoms you should be aware of.
Cancer Council WA, in partnership with the Western Australian Department of Health, provide you with the most up to date information on finding cancer early.
Find Cancer Early is proud to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wisdom and concepts of traditional and holistic health and wellbeing.
Find Cancer Early pays respect to the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and acknowledges Elders past and present and their ongoing connection to the lands and waterways.
Throughout this website we use the term Aboriginal people, it is inclusive of people of Torres Strait Islander descent.