Bowel cancer screening rates on the slide despite free testing

Australians have some of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world, yet attempts to rectify the problem have been stymied by a low take-up rate of free government screening.


Bowel cancer explained

In acknowledgement of National Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, Amelia explains the ins and outs of this disease, which kills more Australians per year than breast or prostate cancer.


The facts about bowel cancer

In Australia, one person dies from bowel cancer every two hours

Health Checks

Cancer: what tests to have and when to have them

Finding cancer early improves your chances of successful treatment and long-term survival. nScreening tests are currently available free-of-charge for people in eligible age groups for bowel, breast and cervical cancer. What tests should you be having?

Your Health

Keep fit to fight bowel cancer

This week (3-9 June) is Bowel Cancer Awareness Week and it serves as a timely reminder for survivors of the disease to keep fighting fit.