National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) aims for early detection and prevention of bowel cancer to reduce the number of Australians who die each year from the disease. Every two years all eligible Australians aged between 50 and 74 years are mailed a bowel cancer screening kit containing an immunochemical Faecal Occult Blood Test (iFOBT). The Program is consistent with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) clinical guidelines which recommend screening every two years from age 50 to 74.
While bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting men and women, if found early it is one of the most treatable cancers .