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Bowel Cancer - Never Too Young 

Bowel cancer rates doubled in young Australians 20-29 years and are up by 35% in 30-39 year olds over the two decades between 1990 and 2010.
The findings support other Australian and international research that has shown a worrying global trend towards a higher incidence of bowel cancer in younger people, especially given bowel cancer rates are stabilising or falling in over 50s.
According to the researchers, who reviewed Australia Institute of Health and Welfare data, the average age at which a bowel cancer diagnosis is made in Australia is 69 years.
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You're Never Too Young

You have bowel cancer - four words you don't expect to hear when you're young. Yet each year over 1,000 young Australians do.
It is a common misconception that bowel cancer is 'an old person's disease', but the reality is that you should never be told that you are too young to have bowel cancer.
Although a large majority of newly diagnosed bowel cancer cases occur in people aged 50 years and over, 1 in 14 Australians diagnosed with bowel cancer are under the age of 50.
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Patient Services

Bowel Cancer Australia's nurses support bowel cancer patients and their families by phone and email.
Whether you are worried about symptoms, recently diagnosed or living with bowel cancer our nurses are on hand to offer support and answer your questions and concerns.
Call the Bowel Cancer Australia Helpline on 1800 555 494.
You can also download or order hard copies of our patient booklets and factsheets which cover all aspects of bowel cancer.
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Peer-To-Peer Support Network

Bowel Cancer Australia's Peer-to-Peer Support Network, is a voluntary community of people affected by bowel cancer, whether personally or via a family member.
Bowel Cancer Australia is committed to supporting individuals and their families through all stages of their journey.
We are working hard to ensure ongoing awareness and support following a bowel cancer diagnosis.
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Talking to people who know about the cancer journey and what to expect (like their support team) can help you to feel more in control, lessen your concerns and help you feel more confident in making decisions.
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The Warwick Cancer Foundation

The Warwick Cancer Foundation is focused on supporting adults under 40 during their cancer treatment. The Foundation also supports carers of those currently in treatment and survivors aged under 40.
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John Logan Foundation

The John Logan Cancer Treatment Foundation's mission is to provide financial assistance to patients with a cancer of the gastrointestinal system (includeing bowel cancer), so that they may receive treatment that they might not otherwise be able to afford. Such treatment may not be on the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and may also not be claimable from any health fund.
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Bowel Cancer App

In the era of personalised medicines and oral chemotherapy taken at home, Bowel Cancer Australia is getting Aussies ready for the future of patient care with a new bowel cancer app.
Bowel Cancer Australia chief executive Mr Julien Wiggins said the days of the passive patient are long gone.
"The ways people seek information, their interaction with health professionals and how they manage their conditions are now significantly different to what they were a decade ago," he added.
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  • icon Never Too YoungBowel Cancer Stories
  • icon Bowel CancerYou're Never Too Young
  • icon Patient ServicesWe're Here to Help
  • icon Talk to a BuddyPeer-to-Peer Support Network
  • icon RedKiteTalking to others
  • icon The WarwickCancer Foundation
  • icon John Logan FoundationGranting the gift of hope
  • icon Bowel Cancer AppFood Guide & Treatment Diary