Bowel Cancer and the National Screening Program

Bowel cancer is Australia’s second deadliest cancer and claims the lives of 103 Australians every week (5,375 people a year) – but it’s one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early. 300 Australians will be diagnosed with bowel cancer this week (15,604 people a year). 

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) invites eligible people starting at age 50 and continuing to age 74 (without symptoms) to screen for bowel cancer using a free, simple test at home. Despite the kits being free and really very easy to use, recently published data for WA shows that of those eligible patients aged 50-74, only 43.8 % of patients actually did the test and sent it in to the National Program…

Don’t be afraid to do the test! If you want to know more than check the National Website ..

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program