Tragically, bowel cancer claims the lives of around 100 Australians every week. If you are aged 50 or over, you're at higher risk of bowel cancer.
The good news is that, if found early, more than 90% of bowel cancers can be successfully treated. This is why screening is so important.
If you're aged between 50 and 74, you will receive a free home testing kit in the mail every two years from the Government.
If you don't receive a kit, it's best to call the National Cancer Screening Register on 1800 627 701 to find out when your test will arrive.