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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month starts today!

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2023

Bowel Cancer Australia’s signature event to raise awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer and funds for the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care, so everyone affected by bowel cancer can live their best life.


  • 1-in-15 Australians will be diagnosed with bowel cancer in their lifetime
  • 15,610 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year (300 a week)
  • Bowel cancer claims the lives of 5,354 people every year (103 a week)
  • 1-in-10 new bowel cancer cases diagnosed in people under age 50 (1,680 a year)
  • Almost 99% of bowel cancer cases can be successfully treated, when detected early

Helpline: 1800 727 336 (SCREEN)

Contact details:

For an interview with a medical expert or patient contact:
Stephanie Bansemer-Brown – Bowel Cancer Australia   |   0412 915 797


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