Bowel cancer is our country’s second biggest cancer killer, yet it is largely preventable through regular screening and polyp removal. This week on ABC’s Keeping Australia Alive, we meet two old friends from Sydney who live by this important message.
Every three years Peter and Tom, who are at increased risk of cancer, share a unique day out by having their bowels checked. For this sprightly duo, regular screening through colonoscopy is saving their lives.
In the episode entitled “Heal Thyself”, colorectal surgeon and Bowel Cancer Australia Director A/Prof Graham Newstead AM, guides us through the colonoscopies and discusses the future of bowel cancer. We also follow Peter and Tom’s story as they await the results from their procedures.