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The Australian Government's National bowel cancer screening program will be expanded under the 2012-13 Federal Budget to provide additional screenings to people aged 60-70 years.
Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in Australia. Currently, bowel cancer screening is provided free under the program to people aged from 50-65 years.
Under the new Budget, the program will receive a $49.7 million boost, and will extend its screening to Australians:
Source: Minister for Health (Department of Health and Ageing)
Minister for Health's office
Ph: (02) 6277 7220