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).
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.
Health checks for women
A guide to routine health checks and tests for women, including mammogram, bowel cancer screening, blood pressure, bone density test and more.
Bowel cancer in young people on the rise — here’s what to look out for
Bowel cancer more commonly occurs in older people, while rates of the deadly disease in younger people are going up. But whatever your age, it's important to know the warning signs and symptoms of bowel cancer. Learn more here.
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 diagnosis
Bowel cancer can develop without any early warning signs. Find out how bowel cancer is diagnosed.
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.
Diverticular disease - diverticulitis and diverticulosis
Diverticular disease, including diverticulitis, is linked to a low-fibre diet and more common as people age. Here's how to treat the symptoms.
Stool tests are commonly used to check for possible bowel cancer and to look for causes of gastrointestinal illness. You can find out more about stool tests by reading our trusted sources.
Manage your health in your 60s
If you are in your 60s, you should be aware of these common conditions, as well as how you can watch out for them and try to prevent them to stay healthy.