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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.

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Female genital cancers

Trusted information about female genital cancers such as cervical cancer, uterine cancer and ovarian cancer.

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Lynch syndrome

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.

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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.

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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).

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Bowel cancer – a personal story

Being diagnosed with bowel cancer can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often reassuring and can be helpful. This video interview has been sourced from healthtalk.org, award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University, UK.

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Breast cancer – a personal story

Watch this video interview with Tess, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often re-assuring and helpful.

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Cancer

Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. Read about the different types and symptoms.

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Mouth cancer

Mouth cancer is a common cancer and affects the tongue, lips, cheeks or soft palate. An early diagnosis increases the chances of successful treatment.

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Eye cancer

Eye cancer develops when abnormal cells in the eye grow and divide uncontrollably. Eye cancer can be hard to treat, but it is rare in Australia.

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Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that develops in a woman's cervix. It is one of a few cancers where screening can detect pre-cancerous lesions.

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