Colorectal Disorders in the Media

ABC News 8/5/2012

The Federal Government has announced a $50 million boost to the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in the Federal Budget.

“This is really important because bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death with 80 people dying each week from bowel cancer,” Health Minister Tanya Plibersek said.”The Government believes that by introducing regular screening we can cut the numbers of deaths by 300 to 500 a year.”

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Sydney Morning Herald 27/4/2012: Good oil on fibres: it’s not the amount, it’s the quality- CSIRO

Melissa Davey

‘New research from the CSIRO appears to show it is the type of dietary fibre – not just the amount – that leads to changes in the bowel which protect against the cancer, findings that hold the promise of preventing the disease which affects more than 14,000 Australians each year.’

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ABC Science 20/07/2011: Vegos eating their way to better bowels

Dani Cooper.

‘A recent study of almost 50,000 British adults shows a relatively high intake of dietary fibre and a vegetarian diet are associated with a significantly lower risk of diverticular disease.

Australian experts say the “powerful” study supports public health messages of the importance of eating more fibre-rich foods.’

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Sydney Morning Herald 31/05/2011: Bowel cancer numbers soar among young

Nicky Park.

Researchers found the average number of people with bowel cancer between 1992 and 1996 had more than doubled a decade later, in the five-year period from 2002 to 2006.

Over the research period, bowel cancer deaths claiming young women aged between 20 and 34 had doubled.

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ABC News 06/06/2010: Bowel cancer attacking younger patients

Liv Casben

‘It is often regarded as an older person’s disease, but the latest medical research shows bowel cancer is increasingly affecting younger Australians.  It is the most common internal cancer found in Australian men and women.  Every year, 4,500 die from bowel cancer and doctors say they are now seeing many patients in their 20s and 30s.’

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The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Colorectal Cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in Australia. The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) aims to reduce the incidence, illness and mortality related to bowel cancer in ...