Bowel cancer screening
Bowel cancer screening is important for early detection of bowel cancer. Get the answers to FAQs on screening with faecal occult blood testing (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.
Bowel cancer (colon and rectal cancer)
Bowel cancer is a common cancer, but early detection can increase the chance of successful treatment. Taking simple steps can help reduce your risk.
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.
Surgery for rectal cancer
Removing the cancer by surgery gives you the best chance of being free of rectal cancer.
A hemicolectomy is an operation where a section of the large intestine is removed. It is usually done to treat a condition such as bowel cancer.
Lynch syndrome, formerly known as HNPCC, is a genetic condition that increases the risk of a person developing some cancers, such as bowel cancer. Learn more here.
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.
Bowel obstruction can cause serious health problems. If you have a bowel obstruction, you will usually need immediate treatment in hospital.
Colon resection for colon cancer
Removing the cancer by surgery gives you the best chance of being free of colon cancer.