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Shedding light on bowel cancer

WITH June being Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and tomorrow marking Red Apple Day - Bowel Cancer Australia’s annual giving day - local bowel cancer survivor, Wayne Crawford, is using his experience to encourage others to remain cautious of bowel cancer and start conversations about the disease.

Mr Crawford’s world changed in 1996 when he discovered he had a rare inherited condition called Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) which causes precancerous polyps to grow in your colon and rectum, that are nearly 100 percent certain to develop into cancer later in life.

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