Kwinana information session on bowel and bladder health

Cecilia AllenSound Telegraph

Bowel and bladder health will be the main focus of an information session in Kwinana next week.

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 guest speakers from the Cancer Council WA and Continence Foundation of Australia, are hosting a morning of how to prevent, detect and manage below the belt issues many Australians ignore.

“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,” Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams 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.

The session will be held on October 25, from 10am to noon in the Ken Jackman Hall at the Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre.

Morning tea will be provided and bookings are essential.

For more information or to book, contact Hannah on 9439 0226 or email Hannah.gray@kwinana.wa.gov.au.

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