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Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Australia. While people over 50 are most at risk of bowel cancer, it is on the rise among younger Australians.

Older man and woman

Bowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) affects 15,500 men and women in Australia each year.

The good news is the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is helping reduce the burden of bowel cancer.

Sadly though, half of all bowel cancer diagnoses will spread to the liver, where it is often unresponsive to current treatments. That is why more research is needed to tackle this deadly disease.

Bowel Cancer Support