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The long, tube-shaped organ in the abdomen that is part of the digestive tract. The bowel has two parts: the small and large bowel. The large bowel includes the colon and the rectum.

bowel preparation

The process of cleaning out the bowel (removing faeces) before a test or scan to allow the doctor to see the bowel more clearly.

Bowel cancer

…– it is called small bowel cancer or small intestine cancer. Bowel cancer grows from the inner lining of the bowel (mucosa). It usually develops from small growths on the bowel wall called polyps. Most polyps are harmless (benign) but…

Research snapshot – Motivation and Planning are Needed to Promote Bowel Cancer Screening Myers 2022

What is known? The Australian National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) provides free bowel cancer screening kits to Australians aged between 50-74, once every two years. The screening kits are designed to detect early signs of bowel cancer. Therefore, if…

bowel obstruction

When the bowel is blocked and waste matter cannot pass through easily.

inflammatory bowel disease

A benign condition that causes inflammation of the bowel.

large bowel

Part of the lower gastrointestinal tract. The large bowel stores waste until it leaves the body as faeces. Its four main sections are the caecum, colon, rectum and anus. Also called the large intestine.

small bowel cancer

A rare cancer that occurs in the small bowel. Also called small intestine cancer….

Research snapshot – Psychological distress and bowel cancer screening Anderson 2022

What is known? Bowel cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths, but if detected early it is highly treatable. The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program sends out bowel cancer screening kits in the mail to Australians aged…

Research snapshot – Need for Control and Self Reliance in bowel cancer screening Goodwin 2022

What is known? When bowel cancer is detected via the Australian National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) it can be diagnosed and treated early. This means the cancer is 50% less likely to be fatal, compared to when it is…