Digestive system cancers
Trusted information about digestive system cancers from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on liver cancer, bile duct cancer.
A colonoscopy is usually a straightforward medical procedure. It’s designed to help diagnose or treat potentially harmful medical conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peripheral neuropathy can cause pain, numbness or tingling in the arms and legs because of damage to the nerves that carry signals from the body to the brain.
Liver cancer diagnosis
Liver cancer is a cancer affecting the cells of your liver. It is among the top ten causes of cancer deaths in Australia. Find out more about liver cancer including its diagnosis.
Bowel cancer diagnosis
Trusted information on bowel cancer diagnosis including screening, physical exams, X-rays, colonoscopy and biopsy procedures, and links to trusted resources.