Bowel cancer screening
Bowel cancer screening is important for early detection. A national screening process is in place called the faecal occult blood test (FOBT).
Bowel cancer symptoms
Bowel cancer can develop with few, if any, early warning symptoms. Find out what the symptoms for bowel cancer are.
What causes bowel cancer?
Age and diet can contribute to the development of bowel cancer. Find out the causes of bowel cancer.
Bowel cancer diagnosis
Bowel cancer can develop without any early warning signs. Find out how bowel cancer is diagnosed.
Bowel cancer prevention
It is believed that eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly could prevent 66-75% of bowel cancer cases. Find out about bowel cancer prevention.
Bowel cancer (colon and rectal cancer)
Most bowel cancers develop from polyps, tiny growths in the colon or rectum. Removing polyps can reduce the risk of bowel cancer. Learn more here.
Living with bowel cancer
Here are some questions that may be helpful to ask your doctor or treatment team when discussing practical support during treatment for bowel cancer. Find out how to manage with bowel cancer.
Get behind bowel cancer screening
Free bowel cancer screening test kits are being sent to Australians aged from 50 to 74. Bowel cancer is one of the most curable cancers – if detected early on.
Just diagnosed with bowel cancer
Trusted information on the next steps if you have been just diagnosed with bowel cancer, required tests and links to trusted resources.
Bowel cancer treatment
The type of treatment you have will depend on whether or not the cancer has spread or is at risk of spreading. Find out the treatments for bowel cancer.