This December Be Bold For Bowel Cancer

December 8 2023

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is a crucial initiative in Australia, typically held in June. However, in a unique twist for December, we have DecemBeard and DecembHair! These campaigns aim to raise awareness about Australia’s second deadliest cancer and encourage everyone to take action.

Key Facts:

  • Bowel cancer claims the lives of 103 Australians every week, totaling 5,350 people annually.
  • 299 Australians are diagnosed with bowel cancer each week, adding up to 15,531 cases per year.
  • While the risk increases with age, bowel cancer can affect people of all ages.

What Can You Do?

  1. DecemBeard: Grow a beard or mustache during December to spark conversations about bowel cancer. Use your facial hair as a powerful symbol of awareness.
  2. DecembHair: If you’re not a fan of facial hair, consider dyeing your hair or wearing colorful hair extensions. Let your hair be a statement for bowel cancer awareness.
  3. Know the Signs: Be aware of symptoms like changes in bowel habits, blood in stools, unexplained weight loss, and abdominal pain.
  4. Screening: Regular screening can detect bowel cancer early. Talk to your doctor about appropriate tests.
  5. Healthy Lifestyle: Maintain a balanced diet, exercise, limit alcohol, and avoid smoking.

Remember, early detection saves lives. Let’s make DecemBeard and DecembHair meaningful by spreading awareness and supporting Bowel Cancer Australia’s mission! 🌱🍎


For more details, visit Bowel Cancer Australia.