Statistics and Indicators

Bowel cancer screening

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  • The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program aims to reduce illness and death from bowel cancer through regular screening to support early detection (Department of Health 2016). 
  • Men and women turning 50, 55, 60, 64, 65, 70, 72 and 74 are invited to participate and are sent a free FOBT screening kit to use at home (Department of Health 2016)

References

Department of Health 2016 http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/Content/home

To access the data please click on the "View source data" link at the bottom of the visualisation. This link will open up a data table that you can download. 

Sources
AIHW 2015. National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: monitoring report 2013–14. Cancer series no. 94. Cat. no. CAN 92. Canberra: AIHW.
AIHW 2014. National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: monitoring report 2012-2013. Cancer series 84. Cat. no. CAN 81. Canberra: AIHW.
AIHW 2013. National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: July 2011 - June 2012 monitoring report. Cancer series. Cat. no. CAN 71. Canberra: AIHW.