1 in 25 Australians will develop bowel cancer by the age of 75. If detected early, treatment has up to a 90% success rate. From the age of 50 the risk of developing bowel cancer increases. That’s why regular screening is recommended with a bowel cancer screening kit, every two years, between the age of 50 and 74 years.
Age is the strongest risk factor for developing breast cancer. In order to reach more people and catch more cancer early, the invitation for a free breast screen is now offered to women aged 50—74.