Around 80 people die in Australia each week from bowel cancer. But, if caught early, up to 90 per cent of cases can be successfully treated. The screening test used in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) can save lives by catching cancer early.
The NBCSP mails free bowel cancer screening kits to Australians aged 50-74. Between now and 2020, the program is expanding so that people aged 50-74 will receive a kit every two years.
The more people who know about bowel cancer screening, the better. We've developed these free resources for you to use on your online and printed materials to help encourage people to participate in the program.