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Bowel Cancer: Australia’s Silent Killer

Did you know that bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer, and yet it remains one of the least discussed?

Every year, more than 15,000 Australians are diagnosed with bowel cancer, Australia’s second biggest cancer killer. The disease claims the lives of over 4000 men and women annually which translates to a staggering 30% of all bowel cancer cases. This is in spite of the fact that bowel cancer deaths are mostly preventable with early intervention – not-for-profit health organisation, Bowel Cancer Australia has found that 90% of all bowel cancer cases can be successfully treated if detected early.

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