Bowel cancer in Australia is a big problem. It’s the second leading cause of cancer death in South Australia, claiming over 400 lives every year.
There may be symptoms, but there may not be. That’s why taking part in two-yearly screenings from age 50 is so important. When detected early, up to 90 per cent of cases are treatable.
As part of the roll-out of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, eligible people aged 50–74 are sent a free test kit in the mail every two years. But more than half don’t complete it. By running in your undies in 2020, or supporting someone who will, you are helping Cancer Council SA to promote this life-saving prevention initiative—ensuring more people get the message that this 10-minute test could save their life.
Your support also funds bowel cancer research projects, and practical and psychosocial support for individuals and families impacted by this disease.