Bowelscan a simple test could save your life

Bowel cancer is one of the most common and potentially deadly forms of cancer in Australia, which is why local Rotary clubs are offering a simple test for early detection that could save your life.

The Bowelscan test was developed by Dr Bill Brand from the Rotary Club of Lismore in the early 1980s, and is now offered right across Australia as an effective means of detecting colo-rectal cancers and pre-cancerous polyps.

The home test, aimed at people over 50 but designed for people of any age, is simple, painless and takes just a few minutes.

Bowel cancer caught early enough is 100 per cent treatable, said Brian Wheatley from the Rotary Club of Lismore. Five minutes of your time and $6 could save your life.

Bowelscan kits will be available from this Saturday, March 3, until next Saturday, March 10. For a full list of locations in the Northern Rivers where you can buy a Bowelscan kit see the ad on page 9 of this weeks paper.

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