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Bowel cancer is one of the most treatable cancers

– if it’s found early.

A simple test can help find changes in the bowel long before any symptoms occur. People aged between 50 and 74 are sent a free bowel screening test in the mail under the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in the NBCSP is low. Doctors, nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers can help encourage more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to screen.

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August 5, 2019

Have you done the test?

In how many languages can you say ‘Have you done the test?’

This short video includes nine Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages from around the country. Can you pick them?

Bowel screening: A free and simple test that could save your life.

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August 20, 2019

What happens next? If your bowel screening result is positive (for Aboriginal men)

Produced by SA Health, this flipchart explains what happens if you get a positive bowel screening test and your doctor recommends a colonoscopy. This version is for Aboriginal men.

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May 4, 2017

Check ’em – music video

Muludja community spreads the word of doing the test.

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GP, health worker and patient
May 4, 2017


Start a yarn about bowel screening.

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Young girl
May 4, 2017

Second chance – music video

A bowel cancer survivor encourages others to do a bowel screening test.

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August 14, 2017

GPs and the NBCSP

How GPs can support the Program, program information and clinical guidelines.

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