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June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Bowel Cancer Australia’s signature event to raise awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer and funds for the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer.

Bowel cancer claims the lives of 101 Australians every week (5,255 people a year) but it’s one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early.

While the risk of bowel cancer increases significantly with age, the disease doesn’t discriminate, affecting men and women, young and old. Some 293 Australians will be diagnosed with bowel cancer this week (15,206 people a year).

Finding cancer early increases the chances of successful treatment and survival. Find out more information from Gippsland PHN’s Population Based Cancer Screening project, Screen for Me. Watch this video on the Screen for Me Facebook page.

Support Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – register your interestfundraise and/or order an awareness pack.

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