More than 50% of bowel cancer cases are due to modifiable lifestyle risk factors. The Commission has developed these user friendly bowel cancer prevention resources for consumers to identify actions that they can take to reduce their risk.
Start the conversation
Achieving lifestyle changes can be hard - but Australia's second most common cancer is a good reason to try. Clinicians can share these bowel cancer prevention resources with their patients to help educate them on lifestyle risk factors.
Before or after a colonoscopy procedure or a bowel cancer screening test, is an ideal time to talk with patients about modifiable lifestyle changes they can make. Our fact sheet and poster can help start the conversation.
These resources have been endorsed by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) the Gastroenterological Nurses College of Australia (GENCA), the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ).
Fact sheet for consumers
Share this fact sheet with your patients and their carers if they are having a colonoscopy or bowel screening test.
Poster for clinicians
Print this A3 poster and display in your clinic or practice, to encourage a conversation about bowel cancer prevention with your patients.
For more useful resources and information for both clinicians and consumers, please visit our Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard web page.