Clinical Network members are invited to lend their support to Cancer Council's campaign calling on governments to invest in bowel cancer screening public education to improve screening rates.
Bowel cancer is our second most common cause of cancer death, claiming the lives of 4,346 Australians and 1,372 Victorians every year, yet if detected early 90% of bowel cancers can be treated successfully. It is also Australia’s most costly cancer by health-system expenditure. Screening for early signs of bowel cancer is the most effective way to reduce the human and economic burden it causes.
Sustained investment in bowel cancer screening public education campaigns will save money and save lives. Sign Cancer Council's letter to show your support, or find out more.