The Gut Foundation has worked with RISA previously on a resource for health care centres on recognising reflux in young infants.
RISA Inc is a not for profit community group that offers support to families of infants and children who suffer from gastro-oesophageal reflux and its complications.
The organisation is run by reflux families for the benefit of reflux families, and has done so since 1982.
The Gut Foundation is very proud to have worked with RISA on such an important issue.
Douglas Hanley Moir Pathology has supported The Gut Foundation by providing us with Faecal Occult Blood Testing Kits, a screening tool used to detect polyps in the bowel.
The kit detects small amounts of hidden blood in the stool that may be present due to a polyp growing in the bowel wall. Polyps bleed occasionally and the blood can be detected by these kits.
The Gut Foundation promotes screening to start from the age of 40. The test and the results should be discussed with your general practitioner.
Paul Kelly was the face of the Wagga Wagga Bowel Cancer Screening Campaign. Paul did a number of advertisements about the campaign encouraging anyone over the age of 40 to visit their GP and get a kit.
The results of the study were recorded and presented at the American College of Gastroenterology in San Diego October 2013.
We are very thankful to Paul for lending his face and name to this campaign.