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National Bowel Cancer Screening Program – Colonoscopy brochure

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Publication date: 
August 2019
Last updated: 
4 January 2022
Publication type: 
Intended audience: 
General public

If your National Bowel Cancer Screening Program test finds blood in your poo, your GP may recommend you have a colonoscopy. There are a number of reasons why blood can be found in your poo and most are not cancer related — it’s important to find out the cause.

The brochure includes information about:

  • colonoscopy
  • how to prepare for one
  • how a colonoscopy is done
  • how to recover

It also provides contact information for any questions or to ask for information in another language.