Bowel cancer screening

Please note: Guidance for managing bowel screening during COVID-19 can be found here.

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 here.

The National Indigenous Bowel Screening Pilot promotes screening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and provides training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers. A suite of tools and a learning module for health workers, as well as consumer resources, can be found here. Organisations wishing to find out more can contact Waminda, South Coast Women's Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation on (02) 4421 7400 or contact the National program on 1800 118 868.   

Cancer Council Australia has an online toolkit to make it easier for GPs and other health professionals to support their patients to screen. Tailored resources are available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culturally and linguistically diverse people, including resources In your language.