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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.

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.

bowel cancer

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

Research snapshot – Barriers to home bowel cancer screening Goodwin 2021

What is known? Bowel cancer screening saves lives. When detected early, before noticeable symptoms start to show, bowel cancer can be successfully treated over 90% of the time. For this reason, the Australian government distributes home bowel cancer screening kits…

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.

Research snapshot – Increasing participation in bowel cancer screening Myers 2020

What is known? Many strategies have been tried to increase participation in programs such as the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, with only modest success. Little is known about what the most effective techniques are to change behaviour when it…