General Health Services

Queensland Bowel Cancer Screening Program (QBCSP)

Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service

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About Us

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) invites eligible people starting at age 50 and continuing to age 74 (without symptoms) to screen for bowel cancer using a free, simple test at home.

Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world. Around one in 23 Australians will develop bowel cancer during their lifetime.

The NBCSP aims to continue to reduce deaths from bowel cancer through early detection of the disease.

A number of health promotion strategies areused to help with the promotion of the program and the prevention & early detection of bowel cancer.  These include:

- The Health Check Program

- Presentations (community, men's, Health Professional, Indigenous and CALD presentations available)

- Workplace initiatives

- Displays

- Resources

- Media

 

For further information on how the Health Promotion Officer can help you promote the prevention and early detection of bowel cancer to your community group, workplace or event please contact Claire Condon ph: 07 4616 6848 / m: 0447 155 530 / [email protected]

Quick Facts About The Region

Queensland Bowel Cancer Screening Program (QBCSP) is located in the suburb of South Toowoomba, the customer service centre of Toowoomba in the council of Toowoomba Region, the state electorate of Toowoomba South and the federal electorate of Groom.