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Bowel cancer patients are one step closer to a world-first standard in care thanks to an international collaboration between Bowel Cancer Australia and the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM).
Bowel Cancer Australia's sponsorship will support the ICHOM Colorectal Cancer Working Group, which brings together an international team, including Australian health professionals, clinicians and patients, to help establish the global standard.
Bowel Cancer Australia's chief executive Julien Wiggins says the aim of the Working Group is to develop an international set of outcomes that reflect the issues that matter most to bowel cancer patients.
"Colorectal (bowel) cancer is the third most common cancer in the world, with around 1.4 million new cases diagnosed each year. The disease therefore requires a global response through one standard set of patient outcomes by which countries can be measured," he added.
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Fundraiser and patient, Jo, has one message for younger people with bowel cancer symptoms – "go with your gut".

At 46, Jo thought she was too young for bowel cancer but quickly realised this is not always the case.

"In 2013 I was diagnosed with bowel cancer. It was a massive shock and something that I knew very little about. It was at a time in my life that I felt very healthy, happy, energised and life was actually pretty fun," Jo said.
"If something is not right keep getting it checked until you are happy."
Former Liberal MP Donna Bauer thrived in the cut and thrust of local and then state politics, however a personal health challenge has provided new direction for her campaigning skills.
She has taken up the role of a Bowel Cancer Australia Ambassador after her own experience of bowel cancer last year highlighted the important ongoing work required to raise community awareness about this largely preventable and treatable disease.
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Nationals MPs Barnaby Joyce, Keith Pitt and David Gillespie have scheduled long-overdue bowel screening tests for themselves and are encouraging Australians to do the same.
Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce said Bowel Cancer Awareness Month was as good a time as any to remind people to see their pharmacist or GP about having a bowel cancer screening test done. "Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer of Australians, despite it being one of the very few preventable cancers," Mr Joyce said.
"About 90 per cent of bowel cancer cases can be treated successfully if found early, but unfortunately fewer than 40 per cent are detected early." 
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Bowel Cancer Australia's Dial-in Day
Thursday 18th June is Bowel Cancer Australia's DIAL-IN DAY! Call 1800 555 494 between 10AM and 4PM (AEST) with your bowel cancer questions.
The Bowel Cancer Australia team will be on hand to assist, including – nurse, nutrition and stomal therapy advisers. Plus a specialist Gastroenterologist and a Colorectal Surgeon.
Send us your question in advance at www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/nurse or call 1800 555 494 on the 18th June.
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