The NBCSP is inviting eligible people aged between 50 and 74 years to screen for bowel cancer. Participants are sent a free, clean, easy to use test kit to complete at home.
To be invited to take part in the Program, your name will be drawn from either Medicare or Department of Veterans’ Affairs enrolment records. By the time the Program is fully implemented in 2020, two-yearly screening will be offered to all eligible people aged 50-74.
As part of the phasing in of the Program, the following age groups are being invited to participate:
By 2020, all eligible Australians aged between 50 and 74 years of age will be invited to screen every two years (around four million Australians a year). This could save up to 500 lives annually, and significantly reduce the burden of bowel cancer on Australians and their families.