Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Colon Cancer

David Lee May 27, 2015
TAKE THE TEST… Shepparton Pharmacist, John Anderson is encouraging locals over the age of 40 to complete a Bowelscan test during May. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

TAKE THE TEST… Shepparton Pharmacist, John Anderson is encouraging locals over the age of 40 to complete a Bowelscan test during May. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

A simple test could save your life

WITH one death caused by colon cancer in Australia every two hours, Australian Rotary Health is urging everyone over the age of 40 should have a bowel scan regularly.
Helping to promote the tests for this disease, Rotary Bowelscan kits will be made available at local pharmacies for $10 until the end of this month and then won’t be available thereafter, with most pharmacies across Shepparton and Mooroopna doing their part in support of this year’s Bowelscan program. The program is aimed at building community awareness of the disease and provides a means of intercepting it as early as possible, which often means the difference between surviving or not.
Shepparton Pharmacist, John Anderson said the test isn’t difficult and is done in the privacy of one’s own home.
“Early detection of this disease will mean a complete recovery for most so that’s why these tests are so valuable.”
Tests should be returned to the pharmacy of purchase to be sent away for analysis no later than mid-June.