Are you caring for a loved one?

If so, you're not alone. 

According to Carers Australia, there are approximately 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia.

“I guess like most people, I started out being as positive as I could be,” said Paul who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in March 2015.

“It’s not news you look forward to and I can't really say how I felt at the time – ‘numb’ is a word that comes to mind,” Paul said.

Over 42,000 Australians live with a stoma and thousands of people undergo stoma surgery every year.

There are different types of stoma and, if you need one, the type you have depends on the location of your tumour and the type of surgery you need.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded its approval of the at-home non-invasive colorectal cancer screening test Cologuard, to include use among average-risk individuals aged 45 and older. 

Bowel Cancer Australia was named Best Small Charity of the Year 2019 at the national Third Sector Awards, held in Sydney Tuesday night, in recognition of our contribution to the third sector in a meaningful and impactful way that produces measurable benefits.

Today is World Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the most advanced form of bowel cancer, also known as metastatic colorectal cancer or mCRC.
 

Many find daily physical activity a chore, despite evidence that exercise can reduce bowel cancer risk and is essential during and after any cancer treatment, to assist in managing side effects and improve quality of life.

A new study has revealed that being active at a young age can reduce the risk of developing bowel cancer later in life, and active adolescents who remain active as adults reduce their bowel cancer risk even more.

Bowel Cancer Australia is very excited to announce that we have been nominated for the best small charity of the year in the Third Sector Awards 2019, celebrating Australia’s most notable leaders and organisations that are making a difference.