Many find daily physical activity a chore, despite evidence that exercise can reduce bowel cancer risk and is essential during and after any cancer treatment, to assist in managing side effects and improve quality of life.
To help, we've put together a list of simple strategies and practical tips based on findings from an investigation looking at the successful habits of more than 14,000 men and women in the UK aged 40 to 79.
A new study has revealed that being active at a young age can reduce the risk of developing bowel cancer later in life, and active adolescents who remain active as adults reduce their bowel cancer risk even more.
Bowel Cancer Australia is very excited to announce that we have been nominated for the best small charity of the year in the Third Sector Awards 2019, celebrating Australia’s most notable leaders and organisations that are making a difference.
Nominees have been selected based on their social impact, outcomes, collaboration, and leadership.
We need your help to win!
Sam Fitzpatrick just finished 18-months of grueling treatment sessions following a Stage IV bowel cancer diagnosis at the age of 33.
But he would tell you he’s lucky.
"I learned that there are things you can control and things that you can't," said Sam.
"If you focus only on the things that you can control, it makes the tougher times a little easier."
Overcoming the misconceptions often associated with Australia's second deadliest cancer has always been a major focus of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, an annual Bowel Cancer Australia initiative that runs throughout the month of June to raise public awareness of a disease that claims the lives of 103 Australians every week.
We strive for visible and impactful media coverage to get the message out, and our media analysis of the Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2019 campaign indicates that’s exactly what we got.