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Indigenous bowel-cancer screening

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09 October 2023

Major "Moogy" Sumner participated in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, and it detected the bowel cancer he didn’t know he had.

Uncle Moogy is now in remission and credits the kit for saving his life.

All eligible Australians aged 50 – 74 can receive a free bowel cancer screening test in the mail every two years or through their healthcare professional

"When the bowel screening kit arrives, check it straight away. Make sure you open it up, read the instructions and do whatever it says. If I had of left it a bit longer, I don't think I would be here today," says Uncle Moogy.

"Screening is for your own good and for the good of your family. Then, you can tell your family you did the test because you love them, and you need to be here for you".

 The test is clean and easy to do. Replacement kits can be ordered through GPs, health clinics and Aboriginal Medical Services, or by calling the National Cancer Screening Register on 1800 627 701.

To find out more about the benefits of bowel cancer screening visit www.indigenousbowelscreen.com.au.