Bowel Cancer Awareness
Bowel Cancer Australia challenges perceptions through dynamic campaigning that raises awareness and motivates action.
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is an annual initiative of Bowel Cancer Australia running throughout the month of June (1-30), to raise public awareness of a disease that claims the lives of 80 Australians every week.
Bowel cancer is the second most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in Australia affecting both men and women almost equally and is Australia's second biggest cancer killer after lung cancer.
Beat Bowel Cancer
Bowel Cancer Australia's annual public awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness that bowel cancer often develops without any warning signs.
Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer, after lung cancer.
It affects men and women, young and old. Over 15,000 Australians are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year, 1,115 of whom are under the age of 50.
If detected early, 90% of bowel cancer cases can be successfully treated so . . . don’t wait until it’s too late!
Now in its fifth year down under, December is Decembeard for Bowel Cancer Australia.
A hair–raising fundraiser held during the month of December (1-31 December), Decembeard® encourages men to grow a beard or some chin stubble in the final month of the year to raise awareness and much needed funds for bowel cancer.
Get Personal - Unlock Your Treatment Options
Too many people die from metastatic bowel cancer.
More can be done to change that by unlocking the treatment options available to those who need them most.
Although advances in treatment and care over the past 30 years that have led to increased survival rates and improved quality of life for people living with metastatic bowel cancer, survival rates still remain unacceptably low.
Meat Free Week - Eat Well. Live Well. Be Well.
Going meat free for one week creates a great opportunity to get Aussies thinking about how much meat they eat and the impact eating too much meat may have.
With education, awareness and the information to make informed choices, the goal is that for the other 51 weeks of the year meat-eaters will consider portion sizes when including meat as part of a balanced diet.
As proud health partner of Meat Free Week since 2014, Bowel Cancer Australia continues to this dynamic awareness and fundraising campaign that motivates action as studies show bowel cancer risk increases relative to the amount of red and processed meat consumed.
You're Never Too Young
You have bowel cancer - four words you don't expect to hear when you're young. Yet each year over 1,000 young Australians do.
It is a common misconception that bowel cancer is 'an old person's disease', but the reality is that you should never be told that you are too young to have bowel cancer.
Although a large majority of newly diagnosed bowel cancer cases occur in people aged 50 years and over, around 1 in 14 Australians diagnosed with bowel cancer are under the age of 50.
Red Apple Day
A highlight of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is Red Apple Day (Wednesday, 22nd June 2016), where Australians are encouraged to support the vital work of Bowel Cancer Australia through the purchase of a Bowel Cancer Awareness Ribbon and apple themed fundraising events. Read More