- The most common cancer after skin cancer.
- Over 11,000 Australian Women and Men newly diagnosed each year
- Around 4,700 deaths in Australia each year from bowel cancer.
- 1 in 17 Men and 1 in 26 Women will get bowel cancer before aged 75
BOWEL CANCER SCREENING
- Community screening is for those with average risk who have no symptoms.
- The Bowelscan programme is a screening programme organised by Rotary Clubs.
- This programme has been designed to raise public awareness of bowel cancer and to bring about earlier detection of potential and actual bowel cancer. It has saved many lives over the years.
OBERON ROTARY CLUB AND BOWELSCAN
- Oberon Rotary Club is coordinating the Rotary Bowelscan programme in Oberon for the sixth year. (Sue Arnison and Malcolm Graham)
- Kits are available from Oberon Pharmacy from March 5th to March 31st.
- Completed kits should be returned for pathology testing to Oberon Pharmacy ASAP after completion, and no later than Thursday, 30th April.
- Each returned kit will be analysed by Central Western Pathology in Bathurst, and the results posted to you.
- Kits are also available from and can be returned to any Bathurst pharmacy and the Daffodil Cottage in Bathurst.