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small bowel cancer

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

small bowel

The middle part of the gastrointestinal tract, which takes food from the stomach and absorbs nutrients. It has three sections: the duodenum, the jejunum and the ileum. Also known as the small intestine….

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: Breast, bowel survival gap significant in small areas

cancers diagnosed in Queensland, with survival varying across small areas. “All 478 Statistical Local Areas we examined showed survival improvements between 2001-2003, and 2008-2011,” Ms Clift said. “Despite the improvements, Queenslanders diagnosed with breast and bowel cancer in some small


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.

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.

bowel cancer

Cancer of the large bowel; also known as colorectal cancer, colon cancer or rectal cancer.

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.