Follow-up cancer care: perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer survivors

In Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with cancer are more likely to have poor outcomes. This new paper focuses on the perspectives of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people about their care and management following cancer treatment. Using individual interviews in a small sample of participants from  rural Queensland this study found that themes around establishing relationships between patients and health professionals, provision of discharge summaries to general practitioners and that providing alternative options for follow-up care were important. Overall, the study highlights the diverse needs and preferences of cancer survivors in particular Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander cancer survivors. Read the full article here.
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