4 new facts on bowel cancer screening

Good news to share with patients and encourage uptake

A new report confirms the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program has a high degree of accuracy and is saving lives.

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The report, by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, compares mortality outcomes and cancer characteristics for two populations: those invited to screen in the program in 2006-2010, and those of a similar age who were not invited in that time period. 

It shows that program invitees (particularly those who participated) had less risk of dying from bowel cancer, and were more