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GET SCREENED AND GET ON WITH LIVING
Along with our partners at Cancer Council SA, Adelaide PHN and Country SA PHN are pleased to have launched 'The Get Screened and Get On with Living' campaign to encourage South Australians to participate in bowel, breast and cervical cancer screening.
The campaign features the tagline “get screened and get on with living” which references the euphoric feeling that you get after you’ve completed your screening test and everything comes back ok. It’s about celebrating life as opposed to focusing on the fear and negative feelings which deter people from completing a screening test.
Early detection of cancer improves health outcomes, reduces overall costs to the health system and – most importantly – saves lives. For women diagnosed with breast cancer, the risk of death was 42% lower among those diagnosed through screening versus those who had never screened. 90% of all bowel cancers can be successfully treated if caught early, and recent research shows that through a combination of the new Cervical Screening Test and the HPV vaccination, cervical cancer is likely to be eliminated as a public health issue within 20 years.
This campaign marks the first time that these three organisations have joined together to invest in a state-wide cancer screening promotional campaign.
Find out more about the campaign, cancer screening information, and this campaign's resources (including posters and facebook images) at: cancersa.org.au/get-screened-and-get-on-with-living