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Information booklet for National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (multi-language)

This booklet tells you the main facts about bowel cancer, about a simple screening test, called a Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT), that you can do at home and about follow-up tests used to look for changes in your bowel, including cancer. It also tells you about how you can reduce your risk of getting bowel cancer by completing the free screening test that you have been sent.

Year first published or reviewed: 2013

Last updated on: 11-06-2015
By: Department of Health & Ageing, Canberra


Department of Health & Ageing, Canberra


Primary Audience / Population Groups

Specifically written for:
Men, Women
Target Group(s):
General Public, People with Cancer

Focus Of Resource

Cancer Type:
Bowel / Colorectal Cancer, Early Cancer
Area of focus:
Screening and early detection (Bowel)

Publication Process

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