cancer myths

There are many stories and myths about cancer and why our people get cancer, but we need to know why they are not always right. 

Part of the work of NICaN is to make sure all the facts are available to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Test your knowledge below and learn more about cancer.

 
 

CANCER IS A DEATH SENTENCE

 


CANCER IS A WHITE MANS DISEASE

 


CANCER IS A FORM OF PAYBACK OR A CURSE

 


CANCER IS CONTAGIOUS - YOU CAN CATCH CANCER

 


NOW THAT I HAVE CANCER THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT

 


I don't need to tell the doctor about my bush medicine, I'll just use it and say nothing


Our bodies are sacred: I should just leave things like cancer alone