City of Kwinana’s Healthy Lifestyles team raising public awareness of bowel cancer

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THE City of Kwinana’s Healthy Lifestyles team is raising public awareness of bowel cancer, the most common cancer affecting men and women in Australia.

To help reduce the impact of the disease, the City of Kwinana along with Cancer Council WA and Continence Foundation of Australia guest speakers are hosting a morning of how to prevent, detect and manage below the belt issues many Australians ignore.

Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams encouraged members of the community to attend.

“This program can make a huge difference to people affected by cancer and we are so grateful for the ongoing support of the organisations that make programs like these possible,” she said.

“Kwinana has one of the lowest participation rates in bowel cancer screenings in Perth.

“This opportunity provides a safe, convenient and supportive environment for local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this preventable disease.”

The information session is particularly beneficial for people aged 45 to 75, however everyone is welcome.

Morning tea will be provided and bookings are essential.

WHAT: Bowel Cancer information morning
WHERE: Ken Jackman Hall, Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre
WHEN: Wednesday, October 25 10am to 12 noon

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