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Crohn’s disease

A benign type of inflammatory bowel disease that may increase a person’s risk of developing bowel cancer.

chronic disease

An illness or disease that is long lasting and may change the way a person lives their life.

News: Cancer an environmental disease: World Cancer Atlas

tax increases and restrictions on promotion. “It’s absolutely imperative that all eligible Queenslanders participate in recommended screening and vaccination programs to reduce cancer rates. “Early detection is also vital. Visit your GP regularly to discuss any symptoms or body changes…

News: Lifestyle choices cause one third of all disease burden

of illness and death in Australia 2011 was released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare*. The report confirms cancer remains the leading cause of total disease burden in Australia, with about 31 per cent of all disease

News: Smoke in their faces: Queensland kids facing future disease

smoker. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said second and third-hand smoke exposure could cause cancer and other deadly illnesses and disease. “Research shows third-hand smoke is widespread in indoor environments affected by second-hand smoke, exposing Queensland children and families…

inflammatory bowel disease

A benign condition that causes inflammation of the bowel.

primary health care

A person’s main health care, which is provided by a general practitioner (GP) or a community nurse. It can include initial tests and diagnoses of disease, health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic illness management….

Cancer stage

The extent of a cancer and whether the disease has spread from an original site to other parts of the body.

biopsy

The removal of a small sample of tissue from the body for examination under a microscope to help diagnose a disease.

diagnosis

The identification and naming of a disease.