Bowel Cancer Australia's annual public awareness campaign - Don't Wait Until It's Too Late - launches on the 1st of February!

Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer. It affects men and women, young and old and often develops without any warnings signs.

But 90% of cases can be treated successfully if detected early.
So... Don’t wait until its too late.

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01/19/2017 at 03:34. Facebook
Margaret Parker waited 12 months for a colonoscopy in the public system before paying for one privately. The test found two tumours.

"Twelve months is a long time with an aggressive tumour," she told 7.30.

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Bowel cancer: Doctors concerned growing waiting lists for colonoscopies could prove fatal ||| ABC News

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01/18/2017 at 06:05. Facebook
Colonoscopy surgery will be broadcast live today as part of a cancer awareness campaign.

The first time a colonoscopy was filmed live for television was in 2000, when American news presenter Katie Couric underwent the procedure in front of cameras, in an effort to raise awareness about bowel cancer.

Her husband died from bowel cancer at the age of 42.

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Colonoscopy surgery to be broadcast live as part of cancer awareness campaign ||| Bowel Cancer Australia

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01/17/2017 at 06:00. Facebook
Keep up-to-date with all the latest developments in prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. Plus find out how you can help Bowel Cancer Australia save lives by joining our awareness and fundraising campaigns, events and activities.

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01/16/2017 at 06:02. Facebook
Thank you for using your voices, your faces, your stories and your many talents to raise awareness and funds in order to beat bowel cancer.

Another Decembeard has come and gone, but the impact will be everlasting.

#DecembeardAU #BowelCancerAustralia

The impact will be everlasting ||| Bowel Cancer Australia

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How well patients think they communicate with their doctor, along with how involved they feel in their treatment planning, has a direct impact on whether or not the patient believes surgical resection (removal) of their cancer will cure them.

Research published in the journal Cancer revealed bowel cancer patients tend to focus on the benefits, rather than the risks of surgery in anticipation...
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Patient misperceptions about benefits of surgery ||| Bowel Cancer Australia

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NEW RECIPES: We've added two delicious new dishes to our Bowel Cancer Australia Online Recipe Book!
There is tasty high and low fibre recipe options for Mexican Prawn Tacos and No Bake Berry Jelly Cheesecake. Check them out at -
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Tagged: # January recipes 2017

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Although the word doesn’t yet appear in the dictionary, scanxiety is a very real and rational feeling experienced by some cancer patients prior to and following scans, as part of their disease surveillance.

When you’re worried and anxious about something like scan results it can be difficult to focus on anything else, so we’ve collated 10 helpful tips from patients and health professionals...
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“Having a stoma can be a psychological adjustment as well as a physical one,” said Bowel Care Australia Stomal Nurse Mandy Richardson

“Many patients are dealing with a diagnosis of cancer and a change in their body image.”

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It’s time to challenge the misperceptions ||| Bowel Cancer Australia

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New Year’s resolutions create an opportunity for us to define how we want to focus our efforts in the year to come.

Not every resolution will be relevant to you, so pick and choose what feels appropriate, achievable and actionable for your life and follow the links to Bowel Cancer Australia resources designed to support you in your commitment to making real change happen in 2017.
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TOP 10 Resolutions for a healthy new year! ||| Bowel Cancer Australia

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Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer.

We make real change happen across the entire continuum of care.

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year from all the team at Bowel Cancer Australia!

Big thanks for your support throughout 2016 and for being an important member of our Facebook Community.

We wish you and your loved ones all the very best for the year ahead, and look forward to keeping in touch in 2017 - Happy New Year!

#BowelCancerAustralia #Thankyou #HappyNewYear
No one should face bowel cancer alone.

In the New Year why not consider sharing your time, personal experience and friendship with someone who has been affected by bowel cancer, as a member of the Bowel Cancer Australia Peer-to-Peer Support Network.

It's a voluntary, informal community of people affected by bowel cancer, whether personally or through a family member. You can be as involved...
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Talk to a Buddy - Bowel Cancer Support Group

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As a theatre performer who has worked in everything from children’s theatre to Shakespeare, Dan Saye understands the value of entertainment when communicating a message.

That’s why he decided to apply his showbiz skills this Decembeard, following his mother’s bowel cancer diagnosis last year, in order to get more people to check their butts. [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Aussie actor gets cheeky to raise awareness ||| Bowel Cancer Australia

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All of us at Bowel Cancer Australia thank you for your continued support and wish you the very best for Christmas & the New Year.

Bowel Cancer Australia aims to have a lasting impact where no Australian dies of bowel cancer and all those diagnosed receive the support they need so people can continue celebrating special occasions, like Christmas, together.

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My husband Michael was diagnosed with bowel cancer in May 2014, after returning home from an overseas business trip.

Michael and I enjoyed travelling, and skiing and we often didn’t do one without the other. We enjoyed spending time with friends and family and we really liked to just do things together.

Our daughter Elke wasn’t even two when he was diagnosed, so we didn’t really speak to...
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Me, Decembeard and Why - Jocelyn ||| Bowel Cancer Australia

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CSIRO today announced that a new, more accurate blood test to detect bowel cancer recurrence, known as Colvera™, has launched in the United States.

It is hoped the new test will be available in Australia as early as next year.

Bowel Cancer Australia patient advocate, Stephanie said “Every time you have a follow-up test after treatment, the thought of bowel cancer returning is always with...
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CSIRO announce a new blood test to detect bowel cancer recurrence ||| Bowel Cancer Australia

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"I was diagnosed with bowel cancer and survived it to get the word out."

"That’s what I’m here for - that’s my calling."

"I don’t want my children, my grandchildren to ever go through what I did."

Join Julie and the hundreds of other Australians raising awareness and raising funds this Decembeard in support of Bowel Cancer Australia.

#DecembeardAU #BowelCancerAustralia

Decembeard Australia 2016 - Julie | Bowel Cancer Australia

Decembeard Australia's goal is to have a lasting impact where no one dies of bowel cancer and all those diagnosed receive the support they need. Bowel cancer...

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Daniel was a much-loved son, brother-in-law, husband, father and friend.

At the age of 29, he was diagnosed with Stage IV bowel cancer and endured years of chemo, surgery and medical procedures.

Three years after his diagnosis, chemotherapy and surgery that removed 70 per cent of his liver, Daniel’s cancer returned.

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Beards for Daniel ||| Bowel Cancer Australia

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Decembeard Australia's goal is to have a lasting impact where no one dies of bowel cancer and all those diagnosed receive the support they need.

Bowel cancer is Australia's second biggest cancer killer.

#DecembeardAU #BowelCancerAustralia

Decembeard Australia 2016 - Angus | Bowel Cancer Australia

Decembeard Australia's goal is to have a lasting impact where no one dies of bowel cancer and all those diagnosed receive the support they need. Bowel cancer...

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