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BOWELSCAN AND ITS SUCCESS
At 43, Ross didn't seriously think a bowel scan would reveal problems
but the kit he bought from Rotarians at a shopping centre stall last
year proved him wrong.
Unnamed Aged 69...
Unnamed Aged 59...
Keith Aged 75...
Unnamed Rotarian's Relative…
BOWELSCAN A Rotary Community Awareness Project
I have been invited by Bill Oliphont to publicly thank John Filewood and the club, for saving my life.
Big words. But very true it could happen to any one of us.
About the middle of last March, an article
appeared in the Gatton Star Newspaper, inserted by Rotary, recommending
that each and everyone should have a bowel scan --with services provided
by John Filewood.
Lynn and I decided that $6.00 was a small amount to pay for a check up, and we picked up our kits from the Lockyer Valley Chemist at the Medical Centre.
For those not familiar with the procedure, one obtains a kit which contains a moisture proof envelope, a cardboard insert, containing three little pockets and a sheet of instructions. For a period of three consecutive days, one is asked to provide a small sample from their toilet paper, using the wooden paddles provided (similar to the icecream ones), for the purpose. Then, all that we had to do was to drop the package into a container in John's Chemist and wait results.]
Mine came back positive Blood in the sample--please
contact your Doctor as soon as possible.
Anyway an unusual growth about the size of a thumbnail was spotted right at the far end of my large intestine and it was considered that it should be surgically removed
I was admitted into hospital within a few days, and underwent immediate surgery. Judging from his diagrams, about 6 inches of my intestine was removed, joined up again, and stitched up. I spent 5 days in hospital.
Following my discharge, I have been counselled
(I believe that this is the correct word) and advised that a dose
of chemotherapy is recommended.
To summarise, if Rotary had not published this article, I could have succumbed to cancer within a few years. After the op I tried to contact Ray Inglis and Dave Munroe in order to thank them but could not find them the local Phone Book. I then visited the Lockyer Pharmacy only to find that John Filewood was on leave.
Therefore, 1 have now been given the opportunity
to publicly thank the Rotary club for this service which has no doubt
saved my life--
Go the whole way to beat bowel cancer
AT least half our daily servings of breads, cereals, rice and pasta should be wholemeal or whole grain to help reduce our risk of cancer, according to advice from The Cancer Council NSW.
It is the first quantitative recommendation for whole grain foods from a cancer organisation in Australia.
The advice comes after a review of the evidence by the CSIRO that concluded consumption of whole grains reduces the risk of bowel cancer.
The minimum recommended intake of grain based foods for a healthy adult is four serves a day.
A 'serve' is two slices of bread, one cup of cooked rice/pasta/porridge, one and a third cups of flaked breakfast cereal, or three wheat flake biscuits.
“Bowel cancer is now the most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in NSW," Cancer Council regional manager Jenny Beach said.
"So the community needs to be aware that a diet high in vegetables, fruit and fibre and low in fat, salt and preserved foods will significantly reduce their risk of developing bowel cancer,' she said.
Western Institute of TAFE students and staff will be preparing and serving the Cancer Smart breakfast for participants in the Cancer Councils Relay for Life from 6am on Sunday, March