Monday, June 9, 2014

Rotary Bowelscan

I have just completed the Rotary Australia bowel scan.  It is a nation-wide yearly project which costs just A$12.  My father died of bowel cancer and my dear wife Joan also died  from metastatic cancer from a bowel cancer. Joan’s father also had a bowel cancer, so our family; me, Helen and Martin are in a risk zone.

The test has strict guidelines for self collection of faecal samples.   Helen and I have already done the test and Martin is starting it today.

A negative result does not necessarily mean one is free of bowel cancer as not all bowel cancers bleed.  Still worth doing though.

This year's test kit is a refined one with no dietary restrictions.

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