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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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October 22, 2018

How to do the test – for patients

A short animation showing how to do the test.

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grand mother and grand daughter
May 4, 2017

Take the test – music video

Music video from the Top End – it’s not shame, it’s just a part of life.

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August 20, 2019

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

This flipchart has been produced by SA Health and provides information about what happens after a positive test. The flipchart explains what a colonoscopy is, and how to prepare. This version is for women. There is also a version for men.

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Bowel Cancer Blues music video
May 4, 2017

Bowel cancer blues – music video

Do that test you've got nothing to lose, to avoid bowel cancer blues.

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animation - lets talk about bowel screening
August 20, 2019

Online Training Module – Usual Pathway

All you need to know to promote bowel screening with your patients.

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