What can you do to help us close the gap in bowel cancer care?
 
Friday February 4 is World Cancer Day, and we’re calling on you, whoever and wherever you are, to play your part in creating a bowel cancer-free world. 
 
This year’s World Cancer Day campaign is all about understanding and recognising the inequities in cancer care. Challenging assumptions and looking at the hard facts.
 
World Cancer Day is also about challenging the status quo and helping reduce stigma; listening to the perspectives of the people living with cancer and their communities and letting those lived experiences guide our thoughts and actions.
 
Everyone deserves access to cancer care. The time to act is now.
 
Check out our selection of actions you can take to help us to create a future without bowel cancer this World Cancer Day:
 
Join Bowel Cancer Australia’s World Cancer Day social media campaign by sharing your lived experiences with bowel cancer and helping us to spread the word about one (or more) of the below inequities in bowel cancer care.
  • 1 in 10 new bowel cancer cases now occur in Australians under age 50, and it is the deadliest cancer of Australians aged 25-44. But there’s still a long way to go to improve care experiences and health outcomes for younger people. Download our ‘World Cancer Day: #Never2Young’ social media image.
  • Bowel cancer patients have experienced some of the longest waits for access to new treatments, with one life-extending medication taking more than six years and a record eight submissions before being listed on the PBS as a subsidised treatment. Download our ‘World Cancer Day: access to treatments’ social media image.
Share your post to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter on or before Friday 4 February and remember to tag @BowelCancerAustralia (or @BowelCancerAust on Twitter) #BowelCancerAustralia #CloseTheCareGap so that we can re-share your post on our Stories.
 
Submit your photograph and wording for inclusion in our 2022 World Cancer Day campaign collage.