The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) invites Australians aged over 50 to screen for bowel cancer using a simple test at home. Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world. Around one in 23 Australians will develop bowel cancer during their lifetime. The NBCSP aims to continue to reduce deaths from bowel cancer through early detection of the disease. Screening is currently recommended in males and females every 2 years until age 75.
For more information on bowel cancer screening speak to one of our GPs.