Click here to listen to an audio recording of A/Prof Darren Pavey on Bowel Cancer Awareness.
Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer, after lung cancer.
It affects men and women, young and old.
Bowel cancer often develops without warning signs and the importance of early detection is extremely important in saving lives.
Over 15,200 Australians are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year, 2,186 of whom are under age 55.
1 in 13 Australians will be diagnosed with bowel cancer in their lifetime.
Our goal is to have a lasting impact where no one dies of bowel cancer and all those diagnosed receive the support they need.
If detected early, 90% of cases can be successfully treated so . . . don’t wait until it’s too late!
*Statistics and image is from Bowel Cancer Australia website.