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 when a flexible tube is inserted into the anus to view the inside of the large bowel. It helps diagnose or treat potentially harmful medical conditions.
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.
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
Bowel cancer screening is important for early detection. A national screening process is in place called the faecal occult blood test (FOBT).
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.
Bowel cancer treatment
The type of treatment you have will depend on whether or not the cancer has spread or is at risk of spreading. Find out the treatments for bowel cancer.
Bowel cancer diagnosis
Bowel cancer can develop without any early warning signs. Find out how bowel cancer is diagnosed.
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