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20
Mar
2017

Is bowel cancer in your genes?

Bowel Cancer Australia

Lynch syndrome, also known as HNPCC (Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer) is an inherited genetic mutation which puts people at increased risk of developing one or more often-aggressive primary cancers in their lifetime.

It is the most common form of hereditary bowel cancer and is caused by a fault in a gene (known as the 'mismatch repair' gene) that normally functions to protect a person from getting cancer.
20
Mar
2017

Dad was just 38 at the time

Bowel Cancer Australia

In 2005 when I was 14, my father was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer.

Dad was just 38 at the time and was given a short chance of surviving five years.

That was almost 12 years ago and he is still with us, happy and healthy today.
17
Mar
2017

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Bowel Cancer Australia

For those living in Ireland, today is a public holiday but anyone can get into the St Patrick’s Day spirit.
 
About 30% of Australians are believed to have some Irish ancestry today, so it’s likely that you or someone you know will be celebrating in ways big or small.  
17
Mar
2017
 
Proposed changes to NHMRC colorectal cancer guidelines that allow three month waits for colonoscopies have been met with strong criticism from Bowel Cancer Australia.
 
The nearly 500 page draft guidelines, two years in the making, were posted to the Cancer Council Australia website last Thursday.
15
Mar
2017
Warning for bowel cancer symptoms
 
South Australians have been encouraged to be proactive when it comes to their bowel cancer risk through a new national awareness campaign.
 
The campaign, Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late, aims to have a lasting impact of bowel cancer deaths being eliminated and those diagnosed receiving the support they need.
 
Research has revealed the lifetime risk of developing bowel cancer is one in 13 (7 per cent).
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