Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Time to Stamp out a Big Cancer Killer

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Time to Stamp out a Big Cancer Killer

Article excerpt

JUNE is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity for us to prevent bowel cancer and detect it early.

About 3000 Queenslanders will be diagnosed with bowel cancer this year, and, tragically, 1000 will die from the disease.

Only about one in three eligible Queenslanders complete the free National Bowel Cancer Screening test, even though it kills nearly three Queenslanders every day.

In fact, bowel cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Queensland, but the second biggest cancer killer.

It's vital that all eligible Queenslanders complete the test. When detected early, bowel cancer is curable in about 90% of cases.

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is inviting those turning 50, 55, 60, 64, 65, 70, 72 and 74 to screen for bowel cancer. Participants are sent a free, easy to use screening kit to be completed at home.

Estimates show a total of 83,800 bowel cancer deaths could be prevented by 2040 if National Bowel Cancer Screening Program participation reaches 60% by 2020 and is sustained. …

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