Bowel screening resources
Find out more about the benefits of bowel screening, the current participation rate in NSW and best practice tips.
Postcards for Aboriginal men and women
- Postcard to promote bowel screening among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men (PDF)
- Postcard to promote bowel screening among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women (PDF)
To order the postcards above, please email CINSW-BowelScreening@health.nsw.gov.au with your required quantity and postal address.
Other community resources
- Information on bowel cancer and support services available—Cancer Council NSW
- Information on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
- Listen to community service announcements (CSAs) about bowel screening that available in multiple language and distributed via radio
- What is cancer screening? brochure and fact sheet explains bowel screening and why it is important. They are available in 23 languages.
Resources for health professionals
- Key knowledge points: Bowel cancer adjuvant therapy (PDF)
- Fact sheet: National Bowel Cancer Screen Program
- National Bowel Cancer Screening Program - Participant follow up function (PFUF) factsheet (PDF)
- Clinical practice guidelines for the prevention, early detection and management of colorectal cancer
What you need to know
Survival rates are significantly improved when bowel cancer is detected and treated early. Bowel cancer screening saves lives—it can detect cancer before symptoms appear.
Know the symptoms of bowel cancer and consult your doctor if you have any concerns.
Understand how to reduce your risk of bowel cancer—take measures such as eating a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, cereals and whole grains, maintaining a healthy weight and being physically active.
- NSW Cancer Plan:
- Focus Community