Bowelscan is conducted in the Month of MAY for the State of Victoria in 2014.
Its BOWELSCAN time.
Rotary Clubs in Victoria are conducting a yearly Bowelscan in the Month of MAY.
Bowelscan is a public awareness program seeking to increase community knowledge of bowel cancer and its symptoms as well as the distribution of faecal occult blood testing kits to facilitate early diagnosis.
The aims of the Bowelscan program are to:
- enhance public awareness of the need of bowel cancer screening;
- promote and coordinate the Bowelscan program annually;
- emphasise the importance of bowel cancer screening for both men and women over the age of 40.
Bowelscan is a not-for-profit initiative. The successful operation of Bowelscan, and its accessibility to a wide range of people, is made possible by the voluntary support of a large number of pharmacies, pathology laboratories and Rotary members. We thank all involved for their contribution.
The Rotary Club of Boronia provides the service to six pharmacies in our area:
- Nova Studfield Pharmacy at 203 Stud Road Wantirna;
- Wantirna Community Pharmacy at 4 Wantirna Mall, Wantirna;
- Chew’s Knoxgate Pharmacy at 1326 High St. Rd, Wantirna South;
- Terry White Pharmacy at Shop 1060 Knox City Shopping Centre, Wantirna South;
- Knoxfield Pharmacy at 1571 Ferntree Gully Road, Knoxfield;
- Boronia Priceline Pharmacy at Shop 20 Dorset Sq, 232 Dorset Road, Boronia
Pick up your Bowelscan kit from any of the above Pharmacies for a cost of $10, but remember it is only for the month of MAY.
For Further information about Bowelscan please visit www.nationalbowelscan.org.au
From Ian Coleman our local Rotary contact:
I have just received medical statistics which is included in the Annual Report, showing 3 people had procedures to remove bowel cancer, and 2 people to remove polyps. Therefore 13 men and 15 women in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs have had life-saving procedures during the past 5 years, following early detection by using a Bowelscan test kit.