Bowel cancer screening

Resources for health professionals

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program website has information for health professionals on bowel screening. Clinical Practice Guidelines for the prevention, early detection, and management of colorectal cancer and other evidence are available hereOther useful resources are available below:

  • the National Indigenous Bowel Screening Pilot promotes screening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and provides training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers
  • Cancer Council Australia has an online toolkit to make it easier for GPs and other health professionals to support their patients to screen
  • for instructions about using the National Cancer Screening Register’s Healthcare Provider Portal to access patient histories, submit forms and reports electronically, click here.
Resources for the community

Bowel cancer screening is recommended every two years for Australians aged between 50 and 74. A short video showing how to do the bowel test is available hereOther useful resources are available below:

For comprehensive community resources on breast, bowel, and cervical cancer screenings, go to cancerscreening.gov.auCancer screening fact sheets are available in multiple languages here.