“I never realised how isolating disease and illness are. Having someone I could talk and vent to who'd been through it, who knew what I was going through, was so important.”
Where would you go for information if you or a loved one heard those four words ‘you have bowel cancer’? Who would you turn to for support?
“They have been the three pillars of strength I needed to get through one of the darkest times in my life. Thank you just doesn’t seem enough xx”
Bowel Cancer Australia is your community-funded charity, helping thousands of Australians diagnosed with bowel cancer each year to stay together for longer and celebrate special occasions like Christmas, together.
Medical research plays a significant and critical role in improving the health and wellbeing of all Australians, allowing us to remain healthier for longer due to improved treatments and improved healthcare that results from this research.
Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded organisation dedicated to the prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer.
We fund research because it is the only way to discover a cure for bowel cancer.
Bowel cancer affects men and women of all ages.
In its early stages the disease often has no obvious symptoms; however, any of the following may be suggestive of bowel cancer:
Bowel cancer is Australia’s second deadliest cancer and its impact is felt not just by those diagnosed with the disease, but also by their loved ones.
About 70% of people who develop bowel cancer have no family history of the disease.