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Anton Enus is an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of broadcasting experience.
He began his career at the South African national broadcaster SABC, as a radio news reporter, and then moved on to become a parliamentary reporter, current affairs producer, TV news reporter and TV presenter, often anchoring the morning news show Good Morning South Africa.
In Australia, Anton is perhaps best known for his work on SBS World News Bulletin, where he has been presenting the news since 1999.
Anton first lent his support to Bowel Cancer Australia in 2014, during the charity’s February awareness campaign encouraging Australians to be proactive about their health.
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After a positive result from the National Bowel Cancer screening test, my GP gave me a referral to get a colonoscopy. This was about July 2011. The colonoscopy could not be completed as a tumour was blocking the scope from moving properly up the bowel. I was then sent for a scan (virtual colonoscopy) to find out more. This showed a large tumour. Then I went back to my GP with the results. He confirmed that I had bowel cancer then referred me to a specialist for surgery. This was in August 2011. After seeing the sugeon and getting CT scans, I was booked in for surgery at the beginning of September. I had 30 cm of my bowel and the lymph nodes in the area removed. Post-operative testing confirmed bowel cancer, that it had spread to a number of the lymph nodes and was classed as Stage 111C. I was then referred to a specialist for chemo treatment. It took about 5 weeks to recover from the surgery, get a porta-cath put in and be ready for the chemo treatment. This was planned to be 12 treatments lasting 3 days every 2 weeks. The Chemo started in late October 2011.
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
Bowel Cancer Australia friend and supporter, Max Walker AM has died aged 68.

“Max was an incredible Australian who generously assisted Bowel Cancer Australia as an Ambassador, helping to raise bowel cancer awareness and the importance of screening,” said CEO of Bowel Cancer Australia Julien Wiggins.
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Participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) has remained stagnant according to new figures released by the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare (AIHW) today.
Bowel Cancer Australia chief executive Mr Julien Wiggins said recent participation appears to be on a downward trajectory from a high of 43.5% in 2008-09, to 37.3% in 2013-14 even when based on newly applied participation indicators.
The NBCSP continues to play catch-up with medical guidelines, which recommend screening every 1-2 years for average risk Australians from age 50.
2.3 million Australians were eligible to receive a tax-payer funded kit through the government program in 2013-14, but with full implementation not expected until 2020 for people aged 50-74 its life-saving potential is far from optimal.
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Bowel Cancer Australia has set an ambitious goal of 75% of people aged 50 and over making an informed decision to participate in regular bowel cancer screening through the taxpayer-funded National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) by 2025.
Bowel Cancer Australia chief executive, Julien Wiggins said the goal of 75 by 2025 would mean a doubling in the current participation rate (36%) in the NBCSP within the next 10 years.
“For the past decade NBCSP participation rates have remained relatively stagnant, experiencing a low of 33.5% in 2012-13. Regular screening can save lives but only if people choose to participate,” he said.
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