Kick Bowel Cancer

5 short questions that could save your life.

1 Lifestyle

Did you know that lifestyle factors such as obesity, lack of physical activity, poor diet, alcohol and smoking can increase your risk of developing bowel cancer?

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2 Age

What age group do you currently fall under?

1 – 49 50 + Back

3 Family History

Do you have relative(s) with bowel cancer? A first degree relative can be a parent, sibling or child. If you are not sure have a chat to your family.

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4 Personal History

Have you ever had bowel cancer, polyps or an inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease?

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5 Symptoms

Are you currently experiencing any of the following symptoms?

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Persistent (beyond 2 weeks) change in bowel habit
  • Abdominal pain
  • Unexplained tiredness or weight loss
  • Lump / mass in tummy (abdomen)
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If you have a family member(s) who has had bowel cancer you have an increased bowel cancer risk.

The risk varies depending on the number of relatives and their age at diagnosis. It is worth speaking to your close relatives to understand your family medical history.

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Even if you have not experienced any symptoms it is recommended you visit your GP to discuss the best path of action.

93% of bowel cancer cases occur in people 50 and over, but you should never be told you are too young to have bowel cancer.

Lifestyle factors such as obesity, lack of physical activity, diet, alcohol and smoking can also increase your risk of developing bowel cancer.

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If you have ever had bowel cancer, polyps or inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease you have a moderately increased bowel cancer risk.

Even though the majority of bowel cancer cases occur in people over 50 years old, you should never be told you are too young to have bowel cancer.

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If you don't have a bowel cancer surveillance program currently in place you should make an appointment to see your GP/Specialist.

Your GP can refer you to a specialist for further investigation.

Lifestyle factors such as obesity, lack of physical activity, diet, alcohol and smoking can also increase your risk of developing bowel cancer.

Thanks for helping to kick bowel cancer.

As part of this campaign we would like to follow Australia's progress as we kick bowel cancer together.

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If you have any of these symptoms, it does not mean you have bowel cancer, but it is very important that you discuss them with your GP.

Even though the majority of bowel cancer cases occur in people over 50 years old, you should never be told you are too young to have bowel cancer.

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Call your GP and make an appointment.

People experiencing symptoms require a referral to a specialist for further investigation.

Clinically significant symptoms require investigation via colonoscopy within 30 days.

Lifestyle factors such as obesity, lack of physical activity, diet, alcohol and smoking can also increase your risk of developing bowel cancer.

Thanks for helping to kick bowel cancer.

As part of this campaign we would like to follow Australia's progress as we kick bowel cancer together.

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At this stage you have an average risk of developing bowel cancer.

However, lifestyle factors such as obesity, lack of physical activity, diet, alcohol and smoking can increase your risk of developing bowel cancer.

Medical guidelines recommend screening from age 50 every one to two years. If you would like access to screening, talk to your GP or pharmacist about a bowel cancer screening test kit.

Although 93% of bowel cancer cases occur in people 50 and over, you should never be told you are too young to have bowel cancer. Bowel cancer accounts for 1,058 cases annually in people under the age of 50, so don't be told you are too young to be screened.

If you develop any symptoms, see your GP immediately.

You can still help kick bowel cancer.

Please help us kick bowel cancer by encouraging your family members to complete this survey.

You could save their life.

Thanks for helping to kick bowel cancer.

As part of this campaign we would like to follow Australia's progress as we kick bowel cancer together.

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At this stage you have an average or slightly above average bowel cancer risk.

However, bowel cancer risk rises sharply and progressively from age 50. Lifestyle factors such as obesity, lack of physical activity, diet, alcohol and smoking can also increase your risk of developing bowel cancer.

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Visit your doctor or pharmacy and ask for a bowel cancer screening test (known as a Faecal Occult Blood Test). The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program also automatically sends test kits in the mail to people turning 50, 55, 60 or 65 years of age (from 2015, people turning 70 will also be included).

The Faecal Occult Blood Test detects tiny amounts of blood, often released from bowel cancers or their precursors (polyps or adenomas) into the bowel motion. It is a simple, non-invasive test which can be completed in the privacy of your own home, and returned for analysis. The results are then sent to you and your GP.

If your test is positive make an appointment to see your GP as a positive test requires investigation within 30 days.

If your test is negative you should make a note to repeat the test every one to two years.

If you develop any symptoms, see your GP immediately. You may be required to have a colonoscopy.

Thanks for helping to kick bowel cancer.

As part of this campaign we would like to follow Australia's progress as we kick bowel cancer together.

If you would be happy sharing your journey and would like to go into the draw to win a 2015 Holden State of Origin Jersey, please enter your email address below

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