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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Bowel cancer kills 77 Australians each week. It has now been noted as the second most common cancer in Australia and also the second biggest cancer killer. To help raise awareness of this disease, June is the month of Bowel Cancer Awareness.

Four facts about bowel cancer:

1.    1 in 5 people ignore bowel symptoms
2.    It equally affects men and women
3.    Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world
4.    If trends continue, 1 in 12 Australians will develop bowel cancer by 85

If bowel cancer is caught in time, 90% of cases can be treated successfully; therefore the importance of bowel cancer awareness month is key in saving people’s lives. Don’t be another statistic, talk to a doctor today.

There is also a key day in June to help raise further awareness of Bowel Cancer; Red Apple Day. Red Apple Day is held on Wednesday 18th June and will see a number of fundraisers held throughout all Australia. The symbol for Red Apple Day and Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is an Apple, so look out for those little red apple pins.

To be a part of the change and support Bowel Cancer Awareness why not spread the word through:

–    Holding a fundraiser in your workplace or local community
–    Connecting on social media
–    Purchasing a Red Apple Pin
–    Let your family know the facts

Liverpool Day Surgery has many Gastroenterologists who specialise in the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, among our Gastroenterologists are Dr David Abi-Hanna, Dr Ahmad Alrubaie, Dr Darren Pavey, Dr Ken Koo, Dr Paul Edwards, Dr John Lee and Dr Milan Bassan. For further information, contact the team at Liverpool Day Surgery on 9601 4488 or visit Liverpool Day Surgery to book time with our Doctors.