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Advocacy: Help to expand the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program [ 100% ]

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Thousands of Australians will die unnecessarily unless the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is expanded in the 2012-13 federal budget. You can make a difference by contacting your local MP.

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Success story: Jan campaigns for bowel cancer screening [ 98% ]

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Most people aren’t aware that bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer of men and women in Australia. This is why building awareness of screening for bowel cancer is so important. What’s especially tragic about so many people dying from bowel cancer is that in 90 per cent of cases, it can be cured if found in the early stages. Bowel cancer survivor Jan Farrelly shares her story and explains how a simple at-home screening test - and staying active - can help save lives.

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Success story: Bowel cancer survivor Graeme shares his story [ 95% ]

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A few weeks after his 65th birthday, GP Graeme Jones received a package in the post. The package contained a bowel cancer test and Graeme discovered he had stage-3 bowel cancer. Graeme explains how a simple at-home screening test helped save his life.

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Check for bowel cancer from the comfort of your own throne [ 92% ]

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Your risk of bowel cancer – the second biggest cancer killer of men and women in Australia – increases with age but screening for the disease is actually clean, simple and can be done in the privacy of your own home.

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Beating bowel cancer [ 71% ]

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For most men, turning 51 doesn't evoke quite the same momentous sense of reflection and appreciation for one's existence as the big 50. But for Michael Wade, his 51st marked a beginning and fortuitous end with bowel cancer, and a new outlook on life.

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Success story: John owes his life to a simple test [ 68% ]

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Ninety per cent of bowel cancers can be cured if caught early yet many people fail to complete a simple, life-saving test they can do in the comfort of their own home. John Murphy from Melbourne, believes he owes his life to it.

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One in five breast cancers linked to alcohol [ 67% ]

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New Cancer Council analysis into the link between alcohol and cancer caused a flurry of stories in the media this month. It also resulted in that old chestnut ‘red wine is good for your health' to rear its head. So what's the real story?

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Cancer cost me the ability to speak, now I'm speaking out on tobacco's dangers [ 64% ]

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Neil recently told his story to lend his support for Quit Victoria's new 16 Cancers campaign, which highlights smoking's link to a range of cancers including liver, bowel, kidney, cervical and ovarian.

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Advocacy: Get behind bowel screening - why we need you to send a letter your local Federal MP [ 64% ]

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On March 13, the latest phase of our Get Behind Bowel Screening campaign and our new advertisement were officially launched in Canberra.

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Frank urges Aussies to get behind bowel screening [ 62% ]

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Frank had absolutely no symptoms when I was diagnosed with bowel cancer and was lucky an FOBT kit picked up his cancer early. He pleads to his fellow Australians to do the bowel screening test before it's too late.

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