National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

In Australia, we have a national program for the above. Basically, when you hit 55, you receive a kit from the Government, you take a few samples and post them away. They screen for bowel cancer and notify you (and your doctor) of the results.

It is all free and you may opt out if you wish.

My results have been clear which wasn’t unexpected. However, I think the whole program is a great piece of work by the govt.

I worked with a young Congressman who wanted to enact a similar program here in the U.S. more than 25 years ago. It never went anywhere, but many doctors have similar “do it yourself” kits which they distribute free to patients.