Information for Clubs
What is Bowelscan?
Bowelscan will not operate in Tasmania in 2014.
Bowelscan is a Rotary Community awareness program developed in 1982 in New South Wales and was conducted by over 250 Rotary Clubs across Australia. Tasmania will not continue with this project but will support the Governnment Funded programmes.
Since Bowelscan commenced, it is estimated
that more than 1,000 people with bowel cancer and 5,000 with polyps have
Do You Know
In Australia there is a death,
Every 5 hours from a road accident
Every 4 hours from breast cancer
The Commonwealth Government has announced that they will send kits to 50, 55 and 65 year olds in 2010.
But we know , and research has proven, that all people over 40 need to be tested regularly, so that Bowel Cancer which is curable, if got early, is eradicated.
Year 2008 2009 2010 2011
Australian Rotary Health supports the Bowelscan Project ..
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Updated February 2014