Bowel Cancer Screening- 'it is simply just a part of life'

IHHP has been working hard with Menzies School of Health Research to promote and encourage community members, especially those 50+ years of age, to complete the Bowel Cancer screening tests. We have visited the following communities and guided them through the creative process of talking about Bowel Cancer Screen and making their own resources and music video to get the message out there.

– Darwin NT – Salt Water Urban

– Ballarat Vic – Fresh Water regional

– Mt Gambier S.A.- Blue Lake regional

– Muludja W.A. – Desert Remote

 

There is no shame in Bowel Cancer screening; it is simply just a part of life. It’s a test that all people over 50 should do every two years. Bowel cancer takes the lives of three Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people each week, the lives of elders who are the strength and knowledge and hold the stories and culture. A simple test can find bowel changes early and save lives.

IHHP and Menzies – Bowel Cancer Screening ‘Take the test’ 

This video tells the story of families, the young, old and everyone in between and the way that bowel cancer has changed their lives. The talented people from Indigenous Hip Hop Projects have come together with Menzies School of Health Research and the Department of Health on Larrakia country in Darwin to create a music message about staying healthy for family and having the bowel screening test. A big shout out to AMSANT, the elders of Bagot Community, the students and staff of Kormilda College and the families who have shared their stories in song.

IHHP and Menzies – Ballarat Bowel Cancer Blues 

A big shout out to BADAC and Koorie Services Hub the elders of the community and the families who have shared their stories in song.

IHHP and Menzies- Mt Gambier ‘Second Chance’ 

A big shout out to Pangula Mannamurna Aboriginal Corporation the elders of the community and the families who have shared their stories in song

IHHP Menzies – Muludja ‘Check Em’ 

Getting people to talk about bowel cancer and bowel screening is tricky. It’s important that we do talk about it and tell our old people to go and do a simple test and stay healthy. Indigenous Hip Hop Projects came together with Menzies School of Health Research and the Department of Health on beautiful Gooniyandi country to make a music message about culture, country, bush medicine, health and having the bowel screening test. The Muludja mob were amazing.