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Digestive system cancers

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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Bowel cancer - Cancer Pathways

Call Bowel Cancer Australia on 1800 555 494 for information about bowel cancer or to speak to specialised bowel cancer nurses or visit www.bowelcanceraustralia.org

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Liver cancer | Better Health Channel

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Pancreatic cancer | Better Health Channel

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Pancreatic cancer fact sheet | Cancer Australia

An overview of pancreatic cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

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Pancreatic Cancer - Information, Treatment & Support - CanTeen

Pancreatic cancer is an uncommon condition that usually affects older people. Learn more about causes, diagnosis and treatments with CanTeen.

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Liver Cancer - Information, Treatment & Support - CanTeen

The liver is the largest organ in the body and cancers of this organ develop into carcinomas. Learn more about causes and treatments of liver cancer with CanTeen.

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Bowel Cancer (Staging)

Most bowel cancers develop in the large bowel (colon) or rectum. The cancer usually develops from tiny growths called polyps, however, only a small number of polyps become cancerous.

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Bowel cancer - myDr.com.au

Bowel cancer - the second most common type of cancer affecting both men and women in Australia - is cancer that starts in the large bowel (colon) or rectum.

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Bowel cancer screening and prevention | Health and wellbeing | Queensland Government

Changes to your bowels can indicate a number of health conditions including cancer. If you notice changes to your regular bowel habits, especially if you notice blood in your stools you should consult your doctor. Under the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program Australians turning 50, 55, 60 or 65 will be automatically offered a free bowel cancer screening kit to help detect any abnormalities early so that further investigation or treatment can occur.

Read more on Queensland Health website

National Bowel Cancer Screening Register

A record of your results if you have been tested for bowel cancer as part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening program.

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