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Lift participation in and effectiveness of bowel screening


Bowel cancer is the most common cancer for WA men and women and kills more people each year than breast or prostate cancers, yet most cases can be cured if detected early.

Participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in WA is currently well below 40 per cent. With a strong local investment, we believe this can be improved to 60 per cent participation in less than 8 years.

We call on the next state government to increase investment in bowel cancer screening awareness and recruitment to encourage all WA men and women over 50 to participate in screening every two years. An initial investment of $500k per annum for 4 years is a strong start.



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