Chinese migrants face barriers to cancer support in Australia, study shows

Chinese migrants affected by cancer are vulnerable to delayed diagnosis and poorer access to healthcare due to language barriers, health experts say. More than half of all cancer patients and survivors from Chinese migrant communities report unmet information needs, like being unable to understand their doctor or understand the health care system, according to a new study by Cancer Council NSW. The literature review, which looked at access to cancer information in six different countries, including Australia, found Chinese migrants were at risk of a range of negative treatment outcomes. They include delayed diagnoses, poorly coordinated care and being unable…
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