For patients

Bowel cancer screening – is it for me?

Symptoms should never be ignored.

Rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, a change in bowel habit are all symptoms to talk to your GP about. Or if there’s a family history of bowel cancer, or a history of bowel disease, polyps or cancer, talk to your GP about these too.

58.3%Our overall practice adenoma detection rate for 2020

We recently published this in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Every two years, Australians aged between 50 and 74 years are offered free screening in the form of a faecal occult blood test, or poo test to detect microscopic bleeding.

The screening is offered by the Australian Government as part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Anyone with a positive test result must have a colonoscopy.

So, whether it’s a symptom or a free poo test, don’t ignore the opportunity to be screened.

Bowel cancer screening saves lives. Book a test
How do I prepare?

Jump to it and get tested.

Don’t ignore the signs and symptoms. It could cost your life. Bowel cancer screening. Let’s get it done.

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Early detection saves lives

Colonoscopy and endoscopy – it could be the most important thing you do this year. Let’s get it done.

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