24
Jan
2017

February campaign will remind Australians timing can be everything

Bowel Cancer Australia

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Bowel Cancer Australia's annual public awareness campaign launches on the 1st of February!
 
Affecting men and women, young and old, bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer.
 
However, when detected early, 90% of cases can be treated successfully.
 
This February, Bowel Cancer Australia is reminding Australians that timing can be everything.
 
 
Bowel cancer can often develop without any warnings signs, but there are things you can look out for.
 
Signs or symptoms something might be wrong
  • A persistent change in bowel habit, especially going to the toilet more often or having looser, more diarrhoea-like movements for several weeks.
  • Blood in the bowel movement or rectal bleeding.
  • A change in appearance of bowel movements.
  • Unexplained anaemia causing tiredness or weight loss.
  • A lump or swelling in your abdomen.
Certain medical conditions and some foods and medicines can also cause these symptoms to occur, but if you are experiencing any of the above, see your GP immediately
 
Don't wait until it's too late.
 
Symptoms suggestive of bowel cancer require further investigation via colonoscopy within 30 days.
 
 
Where to go for help
 
 Bowel Cancer Australia Bowel Care Nurses
 
If you are worried about any aspect of bowel cancer, please don't hesitate to contact one of Bowel Cancer Australia’s friendly Bowel Care Nurses.
 
Send an email to Bowel Cancer Australia's Bowel Care Nurses at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. any time for information or support, via the Bowel Cancer Australia website and you will receive a response within 5 working days.
 
Alternatively, call Bowel Cancer Australia's Helpline on 1800 555 494 (9am-5pm weekdays).
 
Bowel Cancer Australia website
 
 
Bowel Cancer Australia online community 
 
To engage with the Bowel Cancer Australia community, join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
 
 
Make real change happen 
 
This February support Bowel Cancer Australia and make real change happen.
 
Visit stopbowelcancer.org to order free awareness packs and start a conversation that could save someone’s life.
 
 
Don't wait until it's too late. Help Bowel Cancer Australia to save lives and improve the health and wellbeing of those living with bowel cancer.
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