Protect yourself from killer
Bowel cancer is the second biggest killer after lung cancer.
More than 4000 people die from this form of cancer each year. However, if diagnosed early, 90 per cent of cancers can be eliminated.
Bowel cancer mostly strikes from the age of 40, but large numbers of people under the age of 30 have also been diagnosed with it.
Seymour Rotary Club is once again proud to be associated with the annual Bowelscan screening program, with the involvement of pharmacies in Avenel, Nagambie and Seymour during the month of May.
A new test kit was introduced last year, which was found to be much more userfriendly than other associated kits.
It is easy to use and costs $15, which includes testing and the all-important notification of results.
Be sure to take part this year as it is suggested that screening can virtually detect bowel cancer before it starts.
There were more than 50 positive results in this area last year, resulting in a doctor’s visit. — Alan Walton, Seymour