Screening tests are check-ups done to detect cancer early.
Colon or Bowel cancer screening can reduce the risk of death from bowel cancer.
The Australian Government is currently introducing a Bowel Cancer Screening Programme and offers testing to people turning 50, 55 or 65 years of age between January 2008 and December 2010.
Who should be tested?
- Men and women who are 50 and over.
- If you have a family history (that means your father, mother, sister or brother have or had bowel cancer) then you have a higher risk of bowel cancer, and screening should often start at a younger age.
Call +61 3 9421 6425 to find out more about Colon/ Bowel Cancer screening.
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program