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Women’s Health Week is an opportunity for everyone to learn more about cancer screening services available in NSW.

Once people turn 50 their risk of being diagnosed with bowel cancer increases significantly, new data from the Cancer Institute NSW show.

Almost 10,000 people in NSW will die from bowel cancer over the next five years, but experts say the numbers do not need to be this high.

Over a third of adults in NSW think bowel cancer is ‘dirty and embarrassing’, potentially reducing their chances of finding the disease at an early and treatable stage.

Embracing the classic ‘poo joke’ is key to boosting bowel cancer screening rates in NSW, according to comedian Dave O’Neil.

GPs can play a vital role in the early detection of bowel cancer by encouraging their patients to participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening program.

Australians of all ages are being encouraged to team up with some familiar faces in a new campaign from Bowel Cancer Australia, supported by the Cancer Institute NSW, to get more people to screen for bowel cancer as participation rates continue to lag well behind gender specific cancers.