Bowel Cancer Pathway
Bowel cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable.Â Whether you are seeking information about diet, screening or a bowel cancer diagnosis, our pathways help to explain and guide you through your journey.
Having the right information and an understanding of what is happening can help you play an active part in your health care, and help you better understand your treatment and medication.
Certainly, your medical team are the experts in the disease but it is your life, your illness, your body.Â Donâ€™t be rushed into making decisions before youâ€™ve had a chance to reflect and donâ€™t be frightened to ask about anything you donâ€™t understand.Â Be confident to ask about the choices available to you, and seek a second opinion to gain more information before making any decision.
Reset. Accelerate. Communicate.
The Bowel Cancer 2016 Challenge, released in March 2013, sets out three key goals to be achieved by 2016.Â The overall objectives relate to a significantly increased profile of bowel cancer within Australia and improvements for bowel cancer patients.
A key goal relates specifically to the Government's National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.Â The Challenge offers practical and cost effective recommendations to maximise the potential of this life-saving program, such as having it reflect Australia's own medical guidelines.Â It's not too much to ask.
These goals are not new.Â They follow on from the 2012 Challenge.Â The Bowel Cancer 2016 Challenge has been developed to ensure these vital goals stay on the nation's agenda.