Just Checking people with an intellectual disability

Dr Linda Calabresi

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Dr Linda Calabresi

GP; Medical Editor, Healthed

Dr Linda Calabresi

It is well-documented that people with an intellectual disability are less likely than the general population to participate in the currently available cancer screening programs.

This of course means they are needlessly at increased risk of dying from cervical, bowel or breast cancer.

To address this disparity, Family Planning NSW has developed a new website called Just Checking, which aims to provide people with an intellectual disability the right support and information to help them engage with these screening programs.

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