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New NHMRC approved Guidelines and what they mean for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

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Publication date: 
20 March 2018
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

The National Health and Medical Research Council approved new clinical guidelines for prevention, early detection and management of colorectal (bowel) cancer in 2017.

This fact sheet provides health professionals with an overview of the key changes to the guidelines. It covers:

  • How the screening program works
  • Why patients should be encouraged to have the screening test
  • How to effectively promote the program.