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       BowelScan by Rotary In Engadine District  

 

Sorry but the Rotary BowelScan program is being phased out and gradually replaced by the National Bowel Cancer Screening program (NBCSP) conducted by the Australian Government Department of Health. As a consequence Engadine Rotary will no longer be involved in the program 

 

According to NBCSP website at http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/Content/about-the-program-1, the NBCSP is inviting eligible people aged between 50 and 74 years to screen for bowel cancer. Participants are sent a free, clean, easy to use test kit to complete at home.

To be invited to take part in the Program, your name will be drawn from either Medicare or Department of Veterans’ Affairs enrolment records. By the time the Program is fully implemented in 2020, two-yearly screening will be offered to all eligible people aged 50-74.

As part of the phasing in of the Program, the following age groups are being invited to participate:

2017
50, 54, 55, 58, 60, 64, 68, 70, 72 and 74
2018
50, 54, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72 and 74
2019
50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72 and 74

By 2020, all eligible Australians aged between 50 and 74 years of age will be invited to screen every two years (around four million Australians a year). This could save up to 500 lives annually, and significantly reduce the burden of bowel cancer on Australians and their families.

For more details consult your GP or the NBSCP on 
  • About bowel cancer
  • New National Bowel Cancer Screening Program Test Kit
  • About bowel screening
  • The screening process
 

Engadine Rotary is proud of its involvement in the old program and thanks  our local Pharmacists for their participation.

We sincerely hope that it had saved lives through it 

 

 
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