10 July 2018

By Dr Wendy Winnall - PCFA Research Team

Prostate cancer in Indigenous Australian men

Indigenous Australians unfortunately have poorer health on average, and have poorer access to health care than non-Indigenous Australians. The experiences of Indigenous Australians with prostate cancer are not well understood due to a lack of research in the past. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare have recently released an important update on the rates of prostate cancer diagnoses and mortality for Indigenous Australians. This is an important starting point in the challenge to improve prostate cancer care for Indigenous Australians.

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