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Cancer Australia has produced a range of resources about cancer which have been translated into other languages.

 


Cancer Australia is committed to supporting culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Australia. 

Resources

To access Cancer Australia’s freely available range of cancer publications, including: guidelines, cancer guides, reports, fact sheets and pamphlets in 10 non-English languages, click on your language below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer

Cancer Australia has compiled answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer based on information and evidence currently available in Australia and internationally. These include answers to questions about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer, delivery of the vaccines, and more. 

With the assistance of NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service translators and checkers, these FAQs have been translated into the ten most commonly spoken languages in Australia other than English: Arabic (العربية); Chinese, Simplified (简体中文); Chinese, Traditional (繁體中文); Greek (Ελληνικά); Hindi (हिन्दी); Italian (Italiano); Korean (한국어); Spanish (Español); Tagalog (Tagalog); Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

The information in these FAQs is current as at October 2021. These FAQs are updated on a regular basis, as new information and evidence emerges.

A key update is that a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is now available to everybody in Australia aged 18 years and over who has had both doses of their primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months ago. For people who are severely immunocompromised, it is recommended that a 3rd primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine be given 2 to 6 months after the 2nd dose of vaccine. Work is currently underway to incorporate this information into the translated FAQ resources.

For FAQs in your language, view below.

Cancer won’t wait

While cancer is more common as we get older, you can develop cancer at any age. It’s really important to know your body and know the symptoms to look out for.

If you have a new change in your body that hasn’t gone away, such as a lump, don’t put off seeing your doctor. Most changes are not cancer, but if it is cancer, the earlier it is found, the better.

Your doctor is there to look after your health as usual. You can book an appointment to see your doctor in person, or talk to them on your phone or on your computer (telehealth).

Getting free screening for cancer can also help protect your health through early detection, even if you don’t have any symptoms of the disease. Visit http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au for more information.

View our Cancer Won’t Wait video in your language below.

TIS National

If you would like an interpreter to help you understand any information on this website, please call TIS National on 131 450 and ask them to call Cancer Australia on 02 9357 9400.

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