Researchers have demanded to give a second thought, over the federal Government's bowel cancer screening program.
The scheme, which had been introduced by the Howard Government in the year 2006 in an effort to emulate the success of screening programs for breast and cervical cancer that aimed to identify signs of bowel cancer well, before ion time which is prior to the symptoms coming to light, thereby offering positive improvement so that the treatment can prove to be successful at the highest degree.
But specialists writing in today's edition of the Medical Journal of Australia say, that the introduction was spoiled after then Federal Health Minister, Tony Abbott's advisers radically underestimated the scheme's likely expenditure at just $25.5 million, over four years.
The 2006 budget finally allotted $35.6m, over three years for the system, which the specialists from the University of Sydney's School of Public Health opine that it was still not sufficient to bear the costs of the program.
The initial edition of the system invited participation from Australians who reached 55 and 65 in each given year, providing them with a kit permitting them to take a stool sample and post it away for investigation.
Lead author, Kathy Flitcroft, research member at the Sydney School of Public Health, revealed that involving 50-year-olds was not a very levelheaded approach that was taken, since there was no proof to suggest it was gainful.
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