Are you a kick ass woman living with or beyond bowel cancer, or do you have a female family member or friend that is?
Millions of people around the world will mobilise today (February 4th) to help make progress against the world’s most deadly disease, in recognition of World Cancer Day.
Whoever you are, you have the power to reduce the impact of (bowel) cancer for yourself, the people you love and for the world.
Only 4-in-10 people who received a tax-payer funded screeningtest in the mail during 2016-17 used it, according to the latest data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing (AIHW).
The results were disappointing, revealing little change in participation rates in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) over recent years.
Between January 2016 and December 2017, only four in ten (41.3%) Australians invited to screen took up the potentially life-saving opportunity.
Participation was lowest in Halls Creek, Western Australia, at just 8%.
The highest uptake was seen in Yorke Peninsula – South, in South Australia, where 59% of those invited to participate returned their samples for testing.