Help Beat Bowel CancerJune 7 2022
June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
Let’s raise awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer.
Bowel cancer claims the lives of 101 Australians every week (5,255 people a year) – but it’s one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early. While the risk of bowel cancer increases significantly with age, the disease doesn’t discriminate, affecting men and women, young and old.
What is bowel cancer?
Who gets bowel cancer?
What are the symptoms of bowel cancer?
- Blood in your poo or rectal bleeding
- A recent, persistent change in bowel habit (e.g. diarrhoea, constipation or the feeling or incomplete emptying)
- A change in the shape or appearance of your poo (e.g. narrower poos or mucus in poo)
- Abdominal pain or swelling
- Pain or a lump in the anus or rectum
- Unexplained anaemia causing tiredness, weakness or weight loss