Still trying to get you to talk about Cancer

Live Discussions


Thanks to those of you who have completed the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Framework survey or participated in the Yarning Place discussions about the cancer framework.


If you haven’t participated, we invite you to have your say and provide input into the development of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Framework.



We now also have Live Yarning forums hosted on the National Indigenous Cancer Network (NICaN) so log on and join in!



Here are the ways you can participate:


1.     Online survey

The online survey is open until March 27, 2015. The survey will take around 15 minutes to complete. To complete the survey, please click survey here.


2.     Online facilitated yarning place

The online yarning place is hosted at the National Indigenous Cancer Network (NICaN) yarning place on the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet website.


3.     Live Yarning Forums

A number of live yarning forums will be hosted at the National Indigenous Cancer Network (NICaN) yarning place. To share your views, or to follow conversations:  

Forum Topic



Link to Forum


11th March

2pm EST

Screening and Early Detection

12th March

2pm EST

Diagnosis & Treatment

18th March

10am EST

Palliative Care

19th March

1pm EST

Survivorship and living well with cancer

26th March

11am EST



NICaN members need to log-in to NICaN Yarning Place to join one, or all, online yarning forums. If you are not a member of the NICaN yarning place you need to register with NICaN before the live Yarning Forums begin by:

Clicking on: and registering via the link, Join yarning place, located on the left side of the screen underneath the NICaN logo.

If you can’t join in the live online yarning session you can post your comments to the forum at any time. Click on the Watch Topic button then you to receive updates when others post to the forums.

Please circulate this message to your networks and colleagues to ensure as many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have been affected by cancer, including their families and community and people who have a role in cancer control, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, GPs, nurses, specialists, allied health practitioners and people who work in screening, prevention and palliative care can have their say about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer framework.



By taking part in these online forums you are taking part in a national consultation process.  The information you provide may be used to help inform the development of the Framework.  Any personal information you share will be used and kept by Cancer Australia in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles.  Information you submit through this yarning place will also be visible to other participants. If you have any concerns about this forum, please direct to or



About proudblacksista

An Aboriginal woman. mother of 4 diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour 7 years ago.I want to share my story to help others. I am working to help other Aboriginal people face the battles of Cancer. Email me with your stories or concerns at View all posts by proudblacksista

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