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).
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.
Health checks for women
A guide to routine health checks and tests for women, including mammogram, bowel cancer screening, blood pressure 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.
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.
Essential screening tests for men
Screening tests or health checks aim to pick up health problems early in people who don't have any symptoms of disease. Read about tests men might need.
Manage your health in your 40s
Once you’re in your 40s, you need to be aware of the health conditions that increasingly affect people at this age. Learn how to reduce your risks and to manage your health at this stage of life.
Manage your health in your 60s
If you are in your 60s, you should be aware of common conditions, their signs and symptoms, and how to prevent them to stay healthy.
Manage your health in your 50s
Once you’re in your 50s, you need to be aware of the health conditions that increasingly affect people at this age. Learn how to reduce your risks and to manage your health at this stage of life.
During a colonoscopy, a tube is inserted into the anus to view the inside of the large bowel. It helps in diagnosing or treating some medical conditions.