Bowel screen expansion could double lives saved

More than 70,000 deaths from bowel cancer could be avoided over the next 40 years with the planned expansion of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP), according to a modelling study lead by Cancer Council Western Australia.

The NBCSP currently invites people aged 50, 55, 60 and 65 to have a one-off free faecal occult blood test (FOBT).