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Cancer

Trusted information about cancer, including types, just diagnosed and living with, as well as links to trusted resources.

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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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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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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

Trusted information on bowel cancer screening including what it is, why it is important, faecal occult blood test plus links to trusted sources.

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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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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.

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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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Oesophageal cancer

Oesophageal cancer is a rare type of cancer that grows in your oesophagus, the tube that leads from the throat to the stomach. Find out more about oesophageal cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.

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Cancer of the uterus

Uterine cancer is the most common gynaecological cancer. Our trusted partners have more information about the different types of uterine cancer.

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