Decembeard in Australia is now in its 7th year. The aim of this campaign is to have men raising awareness about bowel cancer in men. Did you know that 1 in 11 Australian men will develop bowel cancer in their lifetime? It affects men of all ages, but significantly increases in risk from the age of 50.
The choices you make related to diet, lifestyle, health screening and surveillance can influence your bowel cancer risk. These risk factors in your life are modifiable, meaning you can take action to reduce the impact they have on your bowel cancer risk. If you would like to discuss these modifiable risk factors and are aged 45-49years old, enquire with us at the Panaceum about your eligibility for a free Health Assessment with our Nurses.
Some things like age, personal and family history cannot be changed but can also increase your risk of bowel cancer.
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These symptoms are not isolated to bowel cancer, so if you are concerned, seek a review with your regular GP.
Want to know what you can do to help lower your risk or prevent bowel cancer?