Protect your­self from killer

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

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

Ro­tary Club

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