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Bowel Cancer Australia publishes a wide range of patient information, covering all aspects of bowel cancer: prevention, early detection, diagnosis, surgery, treatment and care.
 
Our resources are designed to increase understanding of bowel cancer, treatment (including managing side effects), and how to adjust to the 'new' normal for people living with and beyond bowel cancer.
 
You can request printed copies to be sent by post or download electronic copies (Adobe Acrobat PDF) from this webpage.
 
Each patient information pack contacins six (6) booklets - one of each title.
 
Unless requested, the patient information pack will not contain a copy of the Advanced Bowel Cancer - Surgery & Treatment booklet.
  

  • Bowel Cancer Brochures & Fact Sheets (Download) Open or Close
     
    Booklet A5 Bowel Cancer Australia Advanced Bowel Cancer Precision Medicine
    Biomarker testing can reveal why two advanced bowel cancer patients with the same diagnosis, receiving the same treatment, respond differently.


    Brochure Bowel Cancer Australia Facts 370
    They say a picture tells a thousand words, we hope our infographic on bowel cancer facts will help save thousands of lives.


    Brochure Bowel Cancer Australia Dont Wait 370
    An easy to follow brochure which lists the higher-risk symptoms of bowel cancer, and other common bowel conditions, along with questions to ask your GP. 


    Brochure Bowel Cancer Australia Find Out 370
    An easy to follow brochure which lists ways to reduce bowel cancer risk, screening recommendations as well as symptoms of bowel cancer.
     


    Bowel Cancer Australia Symptoms Diary 370
    Bowel Cancer Australi's Symptom Diary has been designed to assist you in tracking symptoms you may be experiencing which could be suggestive of bowel cancer, so you can easily share them with your GP.


    Booklet A5 Bowel Cancer Australia Modifiable Risk Factors 370
    An A5 leaflet which becomes an A3 poster designed to help more people understand and reduce their bowel cancer risk. The new resource provides the latest evidence on modifiable risk factors for bowel cancer - including meat and alcohol. 


    Booklet A5 Bowel Cancer Australia Non Modifiable Risk Factors 370
    An A5 leaflet which becomes an A3 poster which lists ways to reduce bowel cancer risk, screening recommendations as well as symptoms of bowel cancer. 


    Brochure Bowel Cancer Australia Preparation Colonoscopy 370
    A flyer about modifying diet in the days leading up to a colonoscopy and the use of strong laxatives to thoroughly cleanse the bowel. The key point to keep in mind is that effective bowel preparation is essential to ensure the bowel wall is clearly visible during the colonoscopy.


    Booklet A5 Bowel Cancer Australia Screening Surveillance 370
    An A5 leaflet which becomes an A3 poster which lists the higher-risk symptoms of bowel cancer as well as a screening and surveillance pathway. 


    Brochure Bowel Cancer Australia SIRT 370
    Selective Internal Radiation Therapy involves injecting small radioactive particles known as SIR-Spheres into the blood supply of the liver.  Because of their size, the microspheres lodge in the small blood vessels of the tumours where they deliver a localised dose of radiation.


    Brochure Bowel Cancer Australia Stoma Reversal 370
    Information on preparing to chat to your stomal therapy nurse, exploring your surgery options as well as understanding diet and lifestyle modifications are all covered in the factsheet. 


    Booklet A5 Bowel Cancer Australia Support For You 370
    An A5 leaflet which becomes an A3 poster outlining Bowel Cancer Australia's practical and emotional support for the growing number of Australians affected by bowel cancer.  We make real change happen across the continuum of care, from prevention and early detection to research, quality treatment and care.


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    Booklet A5 Bowel Cancer Australia Support For You 370
    An A5 leaflet which becomes an A3 poster outlining Bowel Cancer Australia's practical and emotional support for the growing number of Australians affected by bowel cancer.  We make real change happen across the continuum of care, from prevention and early detection to research, quality treatment and care.


    Booklet Bowel Cancer Australia Prevent 
    This booklet explains the facts about bowel cancer, screening, high risk groups, symptoms everyone should be aware of. It also contains practical advice on prevention, risk factors, symptoms, screening programs, GP follow up, tests, investigations and diagnosis.


    Booklet Bowel Cancer Australia Bowel Cancer 370
    Learning that you have bowel cancer can be overwhelming. The goal of this booklet is to help you get the best care and is designed to help you talk with your medical team about your best treatment options. Cancer tests and treatments recommended by experts in bowel cancer are discussed including information about monoclonal antibodies, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy drugs. The booklet also contains clear explanations about the different forms of surgery available to bowel cancer patients and useful tips on preparing for hospital and returning home.


    Booklet Bowel Cancer Australia Rectal Cancer 370 Rectal Cancer - Surgery & Treatment
    Being diagnosed with rectal cancer is likely to come as a shock to most people. This booklet was created to provide patients with the facts needed when considering surgery and treatment options. It aims to take away the ‘fear of the unknown’ by providing an overview of the different types of operations you may be offered, in addition to simple explanations about what will happen before, during and after surgery if it is required.


    Booklet Bowel Cancer Australia Advanced Bowel Cancer 370
    Once cancer has spread beyond the bowel, patients need information they can rely on to make critical decisions. This booklet functions as comprehensive guide detailing the many possible treatment options for bowel cancer patients who have secondary cancer in the liver, lungs or peritoneum, and includes the tests a patient may undergo, traditional and novel treatment options, both surgical and on-surgical and clinical trials.


    Booklet Ileostomy and Colostomy Bowel Cancer Australia
    There are different types of stoma and, if you need one, the type you have depends on the location of your tumor and the type of surgery you need.  This booklet provides essential advice for before and after your operation and has been written to answer some of the questions often asked about having an ileostomy or colostomy.  


    Booklet Bowel Cancer Australia Support Care 370 Support, Care & Recovery - Living with Bowel Cancer
    Recovery from bowel cancer often has its own set of challenges. This booklet offers support and advice for patients, to help them become experts in their own recovery. Addressing the issues that matter most, topics include: how to manage emotions after treatment ends, sleep issues and fatigue, lifestyle choices, body image, changes in bowel habit, intimate relations, going back to work and finding support.


    Booklet Bowel Cancer Australia Eating Well 370
    People recovering from bowel cancer can face many issues on their journey back to health and a new approach to food may be required. Although some foods may cause problems for patients, eating well can still be fun and enjoyable with a little patience and planning. This booklet provides evidence-based dietary advice specifically for bowel cancer patients following treatment or surgery, to help them on their road to recovery. 
     
    Bowel Cancer Australia's - Eating Well booklet is proudly supported by Carman's.


    Brochure Bowel Cancer Australia ASCO Cancer Treatment Plan 370
    The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) have developed a Cancer Treatment Summary template which has been updated by Bowel Cancer Australia for patients within Australia.


    Brochure Bowel Cancer Australia ASCO Survivorship Plan 370

    Survivorship Care Plan template
    The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) have developed a Survivorship Care Plan template which contains important information about the given treatment, the need for future check-ups and cancer tests, as well as the potential long-term late effects of the treatment you received.



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    Booklet A5 Bowel Cancer Australia Support For You 370
    Bowel Cancer Australia's Patient Information Pack
    Contains six (6) booklets - one copy of each title.  
    Excludes Advanced Bowel Cancer booklet unless otherwise requested.
    • Prevent, Detect & Diagnose - Understanding Bowel Cancer
    • Bowel Cancer - Surgery & Treatment
    • Rectal Cancer - Surgery & Treatment
    • Advanced Bowel Cancer - Surgery & Treatment ***OPTIONAL***
    • Ileostomy & Colostomy - Living with Bowel Cancer 
    • Support, Care & Recovery - Living with Bowel Cancer
    • Eating Well - Living with Bowel Cancer
     
    Postage and packing cost to Bowel Cancer Australia - $10 per pack. 

    Order hard copies either online or by completing our 
    patient information and resources order form and return it to us via email, fax or post. 

    Postage and packing
    While our patient information and resources are free of charge when sent via Australia Post as a regular parcel, we have included an indication of postage and packing costs should you choose to make a donation to contribute towards these costs to help stretch our charity dollar even further.  If you choose to do so, please complete the relevant section when prompted.
     
    Please note, as a 100% community-funded charity, we try to keep our postage costs to a minimum with a one (1) patient information pack limit per order.
     
    If you are an organisation requiring more than one patient information pack or multiple copies of the same booklet and have a budget to cover postage, please let us know your desired quantity in the 'comments' field as indicated on the order form.
     

     
    Delivery information
    Patient information and resources are sent via Australia Post as a regular parcel.  Please allow two weeks for delivery.  If you have not received your pack after two weeks, please contact us.
     
    Please note, if you request a patient pack to be sent as express post, this will incur a $20 charge.  

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    Booklet Bowel Cancer Australia Healthy Entertaining 370
    A practical booklet to help you serve healthier food and drinks to friends and family when catering for an organisation or group. Providing healthy food choices is easy and they can taste good too.
     


    Brochure Bowel Cancer Australia Fibre 370
    Adding healthy fibre foods to your diet is one way to help reduce your bowel cancer risk. Considering the high risk of bowel cancer in Australia it's time to add yummy healthy high fibre recipes to your diet.


    Brochure Bowel Cancer Australia fibre 370v2
    Eating healthy can be a challenge, particularly for bowel cancer patients. Making things easier and providing practical support is really important to us here at Bowel Cancer Australia, so check out the helpful high and low fibre recipies, put together by Nutrition Advisor, Teresa.


    Brochure Bowel Cancer Australia Fibre 370v1
    The average person is expected to consume up to 30 grams of fibre per day. A low fibre diet is less than 10 grams of fibre per day. A low fibre diet is quite the reverse of what you are used to eat when you have or have had bowel cancer. 
     
  • Never Too Young (Early-Onset) Brochures & Fact Sheets (Download) Open or Close
    Brochure Bowel Cancer Australia Never Too Young 370  
    They say a picture tells a thousand words, we hope our Bowel Cancer... You're Never Too Young infographic about early-onset bowel cancer will help save lives.


    Brochure Bowel Cancer Australia Genes 370
    A simple one-page highlighting the most common genetic causes of bowel cancer, Lynch syndrome and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP), and information about genetic testing.


    Brochure Bowel Cancer Australia Early Onset Hollie 370
    An easy to follow brochure uniquely designed for younger people, helping them to better understand their bowel cancer risk and to take appropriate action. Features Hollie's early-onset bowel cancer story and the Bowel Cancer... You're Never Too Young infographic.


    Brochure Bowel Cancer Australia Early Onset Sarah 370
    An easy to follow brochure uniquely designed for younger people, helping them to better understand their bowel cancer risk and to take appropriate action. Features Sarah's early-onset bowel cancer story and the Bowel Cancer... You're Never Too Young infographic.


    Brochure Bowel Cancer Australia Early Onset Stephanie 370
    An easy to follow brochure uniquely designed for younger people, helping them to better understand their bowel cancer risk and to take appropriate action. Features Stephanie's early-onset bowel cancer story and the Bowel Cancer... You're Never Too Young infographic.


    Booklet A5 Bowel Cancer Australia Support For You 370
    An A5 leaflet which becomes an A3 poster outlining Bowel Cancer Australia's practical and emotional support for the growing number of Australians affected by bowel cancer.  We make real change happen across the continuum of care, from prevention and early detection to research, quality treatment and care.