It is projected that by 2021, bowel cancer will account for 12.4% of all cancer diagnoses in NSW.
If found early, 90% of bowel cancer can be treated successfully. The best way to detect bowel cancer at the earliest stage - potentially before cancer has developed - is to do a faecal occult blood test. If the result is positive, most people will require a colonoscopy.
This initiative seeks to:
- increase the detection of early stage bowel cancer
- provide timely and direct access to colonoscopy assessment.
This will enhance patient choices, experiences, clinical options and health outcomes during the healthcare journey.
Visit the Agency for Clinical Innovation for more information.