Cancer Council bowel screening tests not affected

Tuesday 12 May, 2009

Cancer Council Victoria wishes to assure those who have purchased a bowel cancer screening kit through Cancer Council Victoria that these tests are not affected by the government recall of some kits from the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

All those who have received a kit as part of the National Program (not Cancer Council) since 1 December 2008 are encouraged to complete a replacement kit that they will receive in the next few weeks.

If they have questions they should contact Dorevitch Pathology on 1 300 738 365. If you completed a National Program test and got a positive result you do not need to re-do the test but it is important you see your doctor for follow-up, if you haven’t already.

Further information is available at http://www.health.gov.au/

For media enquiries please contact Shona Clarke on 03 9635 5673 or shona.clarke@cancervic.org.au