Offering bowel cancer screening to your patients just got easier

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Bowel cancer claims the lives of 103 Australians every week (5,354 people a year) – but it’s one of the most treatable types of cancer when detected early.

Encouraging your patients aged 50 to 74 to screen for bowel cancer just got easier, with the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program now enabling healthcare providers to bulk order program kits and issue them to eligible patients.

Healthcare providers can help people who have never screened or are overdue for screening to take that positive next step, with patients more likely to do the test after discussion with a trusted healthcare professional.

All kits handed to patients must be issued via the National Cancer Screening Register to ensure patients get their results.

Learn how to get started with the alternative access to kits model.