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Bowel Screening

Bowel cancer screening participation rates among people aged 50-74 years in Sydney North Health Network region (42.1%) are higher than the NSW rate (39.5%). Rates among men aged 50-74 years (37.6%) remain lower compared to females from the same age group (41.3%). (2019 RBCO)

Home test kit screen-detected bowel cancers much less likely to cause death than bowel cancers diagnosed outside the program. Patients not eligible may still have their GPs request a FOBT, which is eligible for a Medicare rebate( Most pathology practices bulk bill this test.)

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