13 June 2017
Bowel Cancer Awareness
Bowel Cancer is the second largest cancer killer in Australia, with 291 new cases diagnosed each week. One in 12 Australians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer by the age of 85. While a diagnosis is more common over the age of 50, Bowel Cancer does not discriminate. It affects both men and women, young and old.
If caught in time, 90% of bowel cancer cases can be treated successfully, yet less than 40% of cases are detected early. Awareness and education initiatives around early detection is pivotal in lowering such devastating statistics.
June marks an important month to boost public awareness and motivate preventative action through screening tests. Bowel Cancer can develop without any early warning flags, so it’s important to test for abnormalities that may otherwise go undetected.
Gallay continues to be a proud supporter of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, Bowel Cancer Australia and the army of cancer fighters. The dedicated individuals that drive campaigns are crucial in generating much needed ongoing financial support. This in turn aids education and prevention efforts, as well as community assistance and wider research. Should you wish to join us in support of this great cause, please visit the Bowel Cancer Australia website.