Waminda Cancer Care Services

Cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and support

Waminda provides the following culturally safe and holistic services:
•  Information and referrals
•  Cancer screening appointments
•  Transport and support
•  Investigation and follow up
•  Specialist financial support (If eligible)
•  Clinical and GP services
•  Community screening days (Pamper Days)

Are you due for screening? Contact Waminda and speak to a health worker today - 02 4421 7400

Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Women aged 40 years and above are eligible for a free Mammogram (breast screen) every two years.

‘20 minutes every two years could save your life!’

Cervical Cancer - The Pap test has been replaced with a Cervical screening test which is more effective when detecting the HPV virus.

We recommend you have a screening if:

•  You are 25 to 74 years old
•  You have been sexually active   
•  You have (or have not) had the HPV vaccination  

Your first screening is due two years after your last Pap test. If there are no abnormalities your next screening will be in five years.

Bowel cancer is important business for us women too, in fact, it is one of the most common cancers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Women aged 50 to 74 years are eligible for a free kit; which is safe to use at home.  

If you notice change within your body and something doesn’t feel right, please contact Waminda for further information and support - 02 4421 7400

 

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