Craig Jenner, business owner and father of three is dedicating himself to raising awareness about the importance of screening and raising funds to support Bowel Cancer awareness.
Bowel cancer claims the life of over 100 Australians a week. But in seniors, it remains one of the most preventable cancers if detected early enough.
Although his father had bowel cancer, Craig didn’t realise it put him at an increased risk.
At the age of 45 Craig was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer. Following surgery, he underwent six months of chemotherapy, but the cancer returned six years later and has now spread.
“Bowel cancer is a silent killer. Put yourself first. Get checked,” said Craig.
Because bowel cancer often develops without any warning signs, screening can help reduce its incidence by detecting blood in the stool, which could indicate a precancerous lesion or existing cancer.
For more information visit www.bowelcanceraustralia.org