Bowel Cancer is a disease facing Australians aged 50-74 years, despite it being preventable through screening.
Symptoms of the disease include symptoms of anemia, change in bowel habit, abdominal pain or cramping, bloating, weight loss and unexplained fatigue.
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program helps to detect early abnormalities by distributing free bowel cancer screening kits to eligible Australians every two years.
Unfortunately, Bowel Cancer is not fully understood and there could be several factors related to the risk of developing the disease.
The results of your bowel screen are reviewed by your doctor and if necessary, your doctor will recall you to the practice to discuss these. If you would like to know more, please call the practice on (07) 4635 6111 or visit www.cancerscreening.gov.au