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    Bowel Kit sample sheets?

    I have been sent a bowel cancer test kit. It uses a plasticied paper sheet to aid sampling, which then gets flushed. Is this paper sheet designed to degrade in water, or will it clog up my Aerated Water Treatement system?
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    Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. We … View Profile

    Thank you for your enquiry.
    From the information you have provided it sounds like the Program and free kit you are referring to may actually be part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, and not from our charity.
    The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is run by the Department of Health & Ageing and can be reached on 1800 118 868 or at
    We hope this information helps.

    Kind Regards,
    The team at Bowel Cancer Australia

    Please Note: The information provided by Bowel Cancer Australia’s Nurse and Nutritionist Advisory Services is intended for Australian residents as a reference guide only. It is not a substitute for independent professional advice and is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or disorder.

    If you believe your symptoms are consistent with those of bowel cancer or a digestive illness, please consult your doctor.

    Bowel Cancer Australia, its directors, officers or medical professionals shall not be liable to any person, company or any other body for any loss, direct or indirect or consequential on whatsoever account for any omission or negligent misstatement.

  • MattTown

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    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. 

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