June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Bowel cancer is the second most common type of newly diagnosed cancer that claims the lives of 77 Australians every week. It is also one of the most preventable types of cancer if detected early.
We, at C.R. Kennedy make it part of our mission to provide medical practitioners with cutting edge technology and imaging products to support hospitals to save lives through early detection and intervention.
So together, let us continue to spread the word!
The most common symptoms of bowel cancer are:
- Bleeding from the rectum (this may be noticed as blood in the stools)
- Symptoms of anaemia
- A change in bowel habit (loose stools or constipation)
- Abdominal pain or cramping
- Weight loss
- Unexplained tiredness or fatigue
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
The government has implemented a National Bowel Cancer Screening Program which sends a free bowel cancer screening kit to Australians aged 50-74 every two years.
For more information on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program please visit http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/