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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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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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May 2, 2018

Bowel screening story on NITV

Raising awareness of bowel cancer and the importance of bowel screening.

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June 4, 2018

Aboriginal Communities – Cancer Council Victoria

A fantastic website of resources, information and support services.

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animation - lets talk about bowel screening
October 27, 2017

Online Training Module – Usual Pathway

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

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March 5, 2018

Aboriginal Cancer Journeys

Cancer Council SA - cancer stories of kinship, hope and survival.

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October 9, 2017

Making Tracks – SA Health

Bowel cancer resources 'Making Tracks' produced by SA Health which includes a video and flip chart.

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