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bowel movement

Defecation. Evacuating waste matter from the bowels.

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…

News: Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

This Bowel Cancer Awareness Month we are renewing our call for all eligible Queenslanders to take a bowel cancer screening test. Only about one in three eligible Queenslanders completes the free National Bowel Cancer Screening test, even though bowel cancer…

News: June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Dear Editor, June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity for us to prevent bowel cancer and detect it early. About 3000 Queenslanders will be diagnosed with bowel cancer this year, and, tragically, 1000 will die from the disease. Only…


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.


The last 15–20 cm of the large bowel, which stores faeces until a bowel movement occurs….

small bowel cancer

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

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.