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Decembeard Australia – Supporting Bowel Cancer – December 2020

By December 14, 2020Uncategorized


Decembeard Australia is supporting Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer claims the lives of 103 Australians every week (5,336 people a year) – but it’s one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early.

Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world; 1 in 13 Australians will develop the disease in their lifetime.

While the risk of bowel cancer increases significantly with age, the disease doesn’t discriminate, affecting men and women, young and old.

Approx 15,000 Australians will be diagnosed with bowel cancer in a year.
Most bowel cancers start as benign, non-threatening growths – called polyps – on the wall or lining of the bowel. Polyps are usually harmless; however, adenomatous polyps can become cancerous (malignant) and if left undetected, can develop into a cancerous tumour.
During the early stages of bowel cancer, people may have no symptoms, which is why screening is so important.
Almost 99% of bowel cancer cases can be treated successfully when detected early.

Decembeard Australia: Jamie’s Bowel Cancer Story

To learn more about bowel cancer, click here:
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For people ineligible to participate in the government program, talk to your GP or pharmacist today about BowelScreen Australia, or order a screening test online or by calling Bowel Cancer Australia’s Helpline on 1800 555 494.