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

To order the postcards above, please email with your required quantity and postal address.

Other community resources

Resources for health professionals

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.

Understand more about lifestyle risk factors.