Bowel cancer can happen at any age, but the risk is greater for men and women over the age of 50.
It’s one of Australia’s biggest cancer killers. In fact, more people die of bowel cancer each year than breast, prostate or skin cancer.
The Australian Government is serious about reducing these preventable deaths. This is why they send a test to everyone aged 50-74 every two years, but sadly not enough of us are using it.
Less than 42 per cent of eligible people completed the test last year, which is a real waste.
When your present from the government arrives in your mailbox, don’t waste it. It could save your life. Find out if you’re eligible for the test and when it will arrive.
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program sends you everything you need - instructions, a flushable toilet liner, collection tube and stick, a sanitary zip lock bag and reply paid envelope.
It may seem unappealing, but the kit makes getting the sample easy, quick and hygenic. It’s worth it when you consider that the test could save your life.
You have every reason to do the test and nothing to lose.
To find out more visit bowelcancer.org.au
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