Have Your Say On Cancer In WA

Closed 27 Mar 2015

Opened 4 Feb 2015

Feedback updated 3 Feb 2016

We asked

What you thought about cancer prevention in Western Australia

You said

  • You were surprised by the overall preventability of cancer
  • You were positive about the role government can play in cancer prevention
  • More needs to be done to improve awareness around risk factors and screening for bowel cancer
  • There are opportunities for improving sun protection messages at high schools
  • You were supportive of the HPV vaccination program and Breastscreen WA
  • Keep up the good work in tobacco control
  • You didn’t know much about oesophageal and stomach cancers, including who is at risk, what the symptoms are, and how to prevent these cancers
  • You were confused about recommendations on prostate cancer screening

We did

  • Shared the consultation findings with the community and other organisations involved in cancer prevention
  • Created an agenda for action on cancer prevention in WA

To see the full consultation findings and agenda for action, click here:



Results updated 3 Feb 2016

A total of 440 respondents participated in the online consultation.

See report below for full findings




The Chief Health Officer is preparing a report on choices in cancer control in Western Australia in collaboration with:

  • Cancer Council WA
  • Health Consumer's Council WA
  • Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA
  • Curtin University
  • WA Clinical Oncology Group
  • WA Cancer Registry
  • WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network


Why your views matter




What happens next

The community responses to this consultation will focus and direct the Chief Health Officer's report on choices in cancer control in WA.


  • Citizen Space Training
  • Event Participants
  • Royal St Staff
  • Public and Aboriginal Health Division
  • Students
  • Allied Health
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Aboriginal Health
  • Carers
  • Consumer
  • Medicare Local
  • Midwife
  • Non Government Organisations
  • Population Health
  • Prevention Professionals
  • Policy
  • Planning
  • Primary Care Teams
  • Researchers
  • Academics


  • Aged Care
  • Cancer
  • Palliative Care
  • Primary Care