Bowel Screen Australia

Country: Australia
Title: BowelScreen Australia
Date: 2010/06/09
Click: 149
Get ready for BowelScreen Australia

Bowel cancer – Don’t bury your head in the sand and ignore it! (PGA)

BowelScreen AustraliaTM was launched nationally today, making bowel screening available in community pharmacies across Australia. BowelScreen AustraliaTM is a pharmacy-based bowel cancer awareness, education and screening program and is a collaboration between Bowel Cancer Australia and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, with the support of Enterix Australia.

Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer related deaths in Australia (after lung cancer) and kills over 70 Australians each week. While bowel cancer claims more lives each year than breast or prostate cancer, early detection through screening can vastly improve survival rates.

BowelScreen AustraliaTM recommends annual bowel cancer screening for Average Risk Patients. These include men and women 50 years and over; with no symptoms; and with no personal or family history of bowel cancer or polyps.

Ask your pharmacist about BowelScreen AustraliaTM. Visit and use the online locator tool to find your nearest participating pharmacy.

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Get ready for BowelScreen Australia.pdf
Bowel cancer – Don’t bury your head in the sand and ignore it!.pdf