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  • Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer affecting people in Australia.
  • In its early stages, bowel cancer may have no symptoms, but if detected early, it can be successfully treated.
  • The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) sends free tests in the mail to people aged 50 – 74, every 2 years.
  • For most people, screening for bowel cancer involves a simple, at-home screening test.

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Reviewed on: 15-09-2021