Bowel Cancer Australia
03/23/2017 at 01:49. Facebook
Thank you Anton Enus SBS, presenter on SBS World News and Bowel Cancer Australia Ambassador, for sharing your personal experience with bowel cancer to raise awareness about Australia's second biggest cancer killer.

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'A state of the purest despair': Anton Enus on his battle with bowel cancer
Bowel Cancer Australia
03/22/2017 at 06:27. Facebook
It is the most common form of hereditary bowel cancer and is caused by a fault in a gene (known as the 'mismatch repair' gene) that normally functions to protect a person from getting cancer.

According to a new health report released by Lynch Syndrome Australia this week, more than 80,000 Australians are unaware that they carry the ‘faulty’ gene.

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Is bowel cancer in your genes? ||| Bowel Cancer Australia
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03/20/2017 at 05:33. Facebook
In the lead up to International Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day (22 March 2017), Bowel Cancer Australia is encouraging all Australians to better understand their bowel cancer family history.

"My father was later diagnosed with Lynch Syndrome (HNPCC), so my family has since gone through genetic testing, another process which helped shape us into the people we are today" said Eve.

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Dad was just 38 at the time ||| Bowel Cancer Australia
May your heart be light and happy, may your smile be big and wide, and may your pockets always have a coin or two inside! - Irish proverb

Bowel Cancer Australia wishes everyone, Irish or not, a very Happy St Patrick’s Day!

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Many people talk about a feeling of ‘the circus leaving town’ in the days and weeks after active treatment finishes.

As your family and friends return to their own daily routines, it can be hard for you to fit back into your old life and you may start to reflect on everything that has happened to you.

Everyone is different, but some specific worries seem to be more common for people who have...
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What happens next? ||| Bowel Cancer Australia
For some patients changes to bowel habits can be a serious struggle.

For others, it’s just a matter of time before the changes become a new ‘normal’.

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Changes in bowel habit: adapting to a new ‘normal’ ||| Bowel Cancer Australia
The last thing on a cancer patient's mind when feeling tired is exercise.

However, when comparing different treatments, researchers discovered exercise and psychological interventions worked better than medications for cancer-related fatigue.

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New research reveals best treatment for cancer-related fatigue ||| Bowel Cancer Australia
March recipes are now online! Delicious high fibre and low fibre (low residue) alternatives put together by Bowel Cancer Australia's nutritionist Teresa – including Poké Salmon and Flipped Fish & Chips. Try them out at >>> [ Link ] #BowelCancerAustralia #Recipes

March recipes 2017
In recognition of International Women’s Day, a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements, Bowel Cancer Australia hopes you will join us in reminding women everywhere to be bowel cancer aware because bowel cancer doesn’t discriminate.

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Happy International Women's Day ||| Bowel Cancer Australia
I was overwhelmed by a feeling of absolute defeat combined with total euphoria that it was all over.

It was the strangest thing I had ever experienced and one that I will never forget.

Cancer has changed my whole perspective on life.
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Stay positive: a message of hope ||| Bowel Cancer Australia
Although bowel cancer rates in the US have been on the decline since 1974 due to medical advances and an increase in screening, rates have been increasing each year for adults in their 20s and 30s.

Data published in the US revealed that every generation after 1950 has a slightly higher risk, with the largest increases appearing in people in their 20s.

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Bowel cancer on the rise in Gen X and Millennials ||| Bowel Cancer Australia
The World Health Organisation has suggested 80% of patients, whose cancers are detected early and receive timely diagnosis, should undergo a colonoscopy within 30 days.

This is in stark contrast to the reality experienced by many Australians, with 83% not receiving a colonoscopy within the recommended 30 days following a positive screen, according to a recent AIHW report.

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Less than half of patients report receiving colonoscopy within recommended 30 days ||| Bowel Cancer Australia
“Although bowel cancer is often referred to as the ‘silent killer’ because symptoms may not develop until it has already advanced, there are things that could represent a cause for concern which people should look out for,” said colorectal surgeon and Director of Bowel Cancer Australia, Associate Professor Graham Newstead AM.

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Low levels of symptom awareness a major concern ||| Bowel Cancer Australia
Increasing access to quality patient care is a priority for Bowel Cancer Australia.

That’s why Bowel Cancer Australia is excited to be working with Goulburn Valley (GV) Health, the Shepparton Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch committee and the Georgopolous family to support the first dedicated Bowel Care Nurse in the Hume region, for the next three years.

According to GV Health, incidence of bowel...
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Regional support for bowel cancer patients ||| Bowel Cancer Australia
NEW RECIPES: We have added some new delicious high and low fibre recipes this February for you to enjoy - Manuka peach pancakes and Dijon orange summer salad. Try them out at >>

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It all happened very suddenly.

A trip to the vet revealed he had bowel cancer in the lower rectum.

It wasn’t just sad, it was a bit alarming because I was experiencing the same symptoms.

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Seeing how serious it had gotten for him, I got concerned about my own situation ||| Bowel Cancer Australia
We are excited to announce that the Bowel Cancer Australia community is now more than 90,000 strong!

It is great to have such an engaged community all working together to have an everlasting impact on our health future - one where no Australian dies from bowel cancer and all those diagnosed receive the support they need.

A huge thanks from the team for all your likes, shares, comments and...
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Bowel cancer is Australia's second biggest cancer killer.

It affects men and women, young and old.

It often develops without any warning signs.

But 90 per cent of cases can be treated successfully, if detected early.

So don't wait until it is too late.

Talk to your GP or pharmacist today and support Bowel Cancer Australia to help save lives.

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Bowel cancer affects men and women, young and old.

If you are experiencing symptoms suggestive of bowel cancer or you receive a positive screening test, visit your GP.

Don't wait until it's too late. Early detection could save your life.

If you have any bowel cancer questions or concerns, contact the Bowel Cancer Australia Helpline at 1800 555 494 or visit .
I had been feeling off for quite a few months but had just put it down to work pressure and stress.

I was travelling interstate every week for work and working long hours.

My wife noticed that I had lost a lot of weight over a period of about 3-4 months and that I was skipping meals.

I would use the excuse that I got busy at work and didn’t have time to eat.

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I wish I’d focused more on what was important ||| Bowel Cancer Australia