Never assume you’re alone. If you’ve been diagnosed with young-onset bowel cancer. We’re here for you.
15,604 Australians are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year, 1,413 (or 9%) of whom are under the age of 50.
There is no shortage of information on bowel cancer but when it comes to credible information, that’s a different case.
Although a large majority of newly diagnosed bowel cancer cases occur in people aged 50 years and over, 1 in 11 Australians diagnosed with bowel cancer are under the age of 50.
Never assume you’re too young for bowel cancer. Never assume you’re alone. And never assume we don’t need your support to beat bowel cancer within our lifetime.
The needs of younger bowel cancer patients can be different, and people living with or beyond young-onset bowel cancer experience unique challenges.
Often one of the most compelling ways for people to take notice and become aware of an important issue, is to see that other people just like them are affected.
That’s why we share the ‘faces of young-onset bowel cancer’ with Australia (and the world) during Never Too Young Awareness Week and challenge common misconceptions. But we can’t do that alone.
You have bowel cancer…. four words you don't expect to hear when you're young.
Yet each year more than 1,413 young Australians do.