We've been working with BreastScreen Queensland over the last year to share information about the importance of regular breast screening with multicultural communities across the Gold Coast. Women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds had been underrepresented in the women who were getting regular screenings and we wanted to help spread the message as early detection can save lives. Over the last year over 4000 women who were screened in the Gold Coast spoke a language other than English at home and there were more than 700 new clients from CALD backgrounds, but there are still a lot more women to reach!
As part of Multicultural Queensland Month, we want to continue to amplify this message across our communities as well as share some of the experiences of our MCCGC & CÜRA women. BreastScreen Queensland sat down with a few of our incredible team members to hear their stories and help normalise the breast screening process. We hope you take a few minutes to read and watch below and help us spread the message!