Bowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) affects the large bowel (colon) and rectum. In the early stages of bowel cancer there may be no symptoms. It is one of the most common types of cancer in Australia, but the good news is that if bowel cancer is detected early, it is one of the most treatable cancers.
Most bowel cancers develop from small growths or “polyps” of the large bowel lining. Over time, some polyps can slowly progress to cancer. Removal of these polyps at an early stage can prevent cancer. This is why screening is so important.
Colonoscopy plays a central role in bowel cancer screening and may be suitable as an initial investigation, or after a positive faecal occult blood test (FOBT). Our specialists have extensive experience and knowledge in bowel cancer screening.
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Find out if you are eligible to participate in the Australian Government National Bowel Cancer Screening Program here
Find out more via Bowel Cancer Australia here