Cancer Council NSW is investigating the cancer experiences of Aboriginal people in NSW through the Aboriginal Patterns of Cancer Care project (APOCC). Although it is well documented that cancer is the second most common cause of death for Aboriginal people, very little was known about the cancer experiences of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people.
Aunty Clair Jackson is Aboriginal Advisor and Mentor on the project, and talks here about an Aboriginal man's experience of cancer treatment.
For more information about this research project and to find cancer information for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and health workers visit - cancercouncil.com.au/aboriginalcancer
Producers: Joanna Jarrald, Erin Dooley and Sharyn Smith, Cancer Council NSW
Filming and post production: Riccardo Neves
Aunty Clair Jackson, APOCC Aboriginal Advisor and Mentor
We would like to thank the Art Gallery of NSW for generously allowing us to shoot in the Yiribana Gallery and acknowledge the artists whose work appears in the video.
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