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large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ)

A procedure used to remove cervical tissue for examination.

transformation zone

The area in the cervix where squamous metaplasia occurs….

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.

malignant transformation

When a benign tumour becomes a rapidly growing, cancerous tumour….

News: Cancer Council Queensland calls for action on smoking loop hole

attending Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) facilities that are exposed to tobacco smoke, due to workers at adjoining business premises smoking within the buffer zone. In Queensland, buffer zones extend for five metres beyond the facility land boundary for…

local excision

A type of surgery for selected small rectal cancers. The surgeon operates through the anus to remove the cancer without cutting into the abdomen.

wide local excision

A surgical procedure to remove, for example, a melanoma, with some of the healthy tissue around it….


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.

Mohs’ surgery

A specialised surgical procedure for removing skin cancers little by little until only healthy cells remain. Also called microscopically controlled excision….