Participant First Invitation (Pre-invitation) Letter

Example of letter advising people of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and the importance of participating

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Participant Pre-invitation Letter (PDF 204 KB)

<Participant Given Name> < Participant Family Name >
<Preferred Mailing Address>
<Preferred Mailing Address >
<Locality> <State> <Postcode>

Dear <Participant Given Name> < Participant Family Name >

Free test to find the early signs of bowel cancer

InvitationYou are being invited to do a test to find the early signs of bowel cancer. The test is free and easy to do in your own home. It is important you do this test, even if you don’t have any symptoms. If found early, bowel cancer can be treated successfully 90% of the time.
Why have you been invited?Eligible people aged 50 to 74 are being invited to screen for bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is one of Australia’s most common cancers, especially for people aged over 50. It can develop with no symptoms and this test can find the early warning signs before bowel cancer develops. Doctors recommend regular screening for bowel cancer and many people in Australia do the test to reduce their risk.
What happens next?In the next few weeks, you will receive a package containing your test kit and some instructions. If you do not wish to take part, please call the Program Information Line on 1800 118 868.
Do you have any questions?Talk to your doctor, call the Program Information Line or visit the Cancer Screening website.
Doing this test could save your life.

Professor Brendan Murphy
Chief Medical Officer