'Why wouldn’t you take 15 minutes from your day to do the test and possibly save you from a much bigger challenge,' says Wayne.

The Bottom Line Podcast

Sep 29 2022 • 33 mins

AFL great and mental health advocate, Wayne Schwass, is passionate about good physical and emotional health and urges Australians to tackle the difficult conversations.

After years of struggling with depression silently, Wayne confronted the condition head-on and has gone on to launch PukaUp.

In 2019, after a routine screening test, Wayne was diagnosed with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP), a bowel disease that usually affects younger Australians.

Wayne and Stephanie talk about the need to normalise bowel health, the importance of open dialogue and good communication with your medical team and how the bowel screening test potentially saved him from bowel cancer.