Bowel Cancer Awareness Month & Red Apple Day

June 21, 2023

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Bowel Cancer Australia’s signature event to raise awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer and funds for the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care, so everyone affected by bowel cancer can live their best life.

Red Apple Day (Wednesday, 21 June 2023) is Bowel Cancer Australia’s Annual Giving Day, when Australians are encouraged to support the vital work of the charity.

Bowel cancer claims the lives of 103 Australians every week (5,354 people a year) – but it’s one of the most treatable types of cancer when detected early.

While the risk of bowel cancer increases significantly with age, the disease doesn’t discriminate, affecting people of all ages. 

KI Medical Clinic can offer you a free bowel cancer screening kit if you are aged between 50-70 years old, just ask at reception.

Please reach out and contact us on 8553 2037 to book an appointment with a GP if you have any concerns

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In an emergency, please dial 000.

The Kangaroo Island Medical Clinic is open Monday to Friday, 8:45 am to 4:45 pm. If you need urgent care outside of these hours, please contact the KI Health Service (hospital) by phone on 08 8553 4200. The Health Service is located at Corner Wheelton Street and The Esplanade, Kingscote SA 5223. At the KI Health Service you will be triaged by the RN and the on-call doctor will be called in if necessary.