Real stories

Loved ones lost to bowel cancer

Mark and Linda have both lost loved ones to bowel cancer.

They generously agreed to appear in our television commercial.

You can watch and read their stories here.

Mark's story

Mark's story

Mark is a bowel cancer survivor. Unfortunately, just 10 years after Mark had his own cancer experience, his mum was also diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Linda's story

Linda's story

Linda’s father sadly passed away from bowel cancer. Linda says things could have been different if he had done the test. In this video she talks about her father’s experiences.


The screening program saves lives

Belle, James, and Donna were diagnosed with bowel cancer. Early detection was key in their successful treatment.

Belle's story

Belle's story

At age 50, Belle thought she was too young to have bowel cancer. She urges people aged 50-74 to do the test – it could save your life.

James' story

James' story

James says that the bowel cancer screening test may sound unappealing, but it’s nothing compared to the emotional and physical consequences of finding bowel cancer too late.

Donna's story

Donna's story

When Donna Porteous received her bowel cancer screening kit in the mail just after she turned 50, she didn’t think twice about what she needed to do.

Peter's story

Pater's story

Had Peter done the bowel cancer screening test, his cancer may have been found early enough to be treated successfully.