Three mature men talking and smiling in a garden

Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network
Get in Early: Bowel Cancer Prevention Session for Men
Various dates, August–November 2017
Penrith and Hawkesbury

Cost: Free

Did you know that 90 per cent of bowel cancers can be cured if detected early? Finding bowel cancer early can substantially improve your chance of surviving the disease. These information sessions for men aged 50 and over offer information on bowel cancer prevention and other health issues that the men attending would like covered.

New research by Cancer Council NSW has shown that currently, only around 40 per cent of those who are eligible for bowel screening participate in the program. At this current level of participation, the program is expected to prevent 92,200 cancer cases and 59,000 deaths between now and 2040. If just 20 per cent more Australians participated in the program, an additional 83,800 lives could be saved between now and 2040.

Cancer Council strongly encourages Australians aged 50–74 years to take part in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program when they are sent the test kit.

Session dates:

14–19 August & 30 October–3 November 2017

20–24 November 2017

More information

Contact: 0417 772 390; [email protected] 

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