Five simple ways to minimise your risk of bowel cancer.

vidIt’s the second most common form of cancer in Australia, but how much do you really know about bowel cancer and how to prevent it?

To mark Bowel Cancer Awareness Day, we’re taking the time to educate ourselves about the disease that takes the lives of 77 Australians every week.

Early detection can make an enormous difference, with a 93 per cent survival rate if caught at the first stage – and it’s as simple as checking your, erm, poo – or stools if we’re getting technical here.

Here are the five warning signs to watch out for, plus the five easy lifestyle changes you can make to minimise the risk.