June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness month, to grow awareness of what is Australia’s second deadliest cancer. The risk of bowel cancer increases significantly with age, with approximately 296 Australians diagnosed each week.

Bowel Cancer Australia's signature event to raise awareness of Australia's second deadliest cancer and funds for the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. Bowel cancer claims the lives of 103 Australians every week (5,336 people a year) - but it's one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early. While the risk of bowel cancer increases significantly with age, the disease doesn't discriminate, affecting men and women, young and old.

296 Australians will be diagnosed with bowel cancer this week (15,352 people a year). (Source: Bowel Cancer Australia)

Keen to get involved?

Head on over to Support Bowel Cancer Awareness Month to register interest or set up some fundraising.

Red Apple Day

Red Apple Day is Wednesday, 16 June 2021 is Bowel Cancer Australia's Annual Giving Day, when Australians are encouraged to support the vital work of the charity.

"bowel cancer is treatable and beatable if detected early"

Exercise For Cancer:

Before Treatment: If time is available, exercise prior to surgery or the commencement of other treatments can optimise baseline function, reduce the rate of complications, and enhance recovery.

With Treatment: Exercise can minimise the number, duration and severity of side-effects.

After Treatment: Exercise can reduce the duration of the recovery period and help manage long-term side effects (e.g. fatigue or “chemo brain”). Exercise post-cancer can reduce the risk of cancer returning or another primary cancer, as well as reduce risk of other chronic disease including obesity, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

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