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What is bowel cancer?

Bowel cancer, also known as colon, rectal or colorectal cancer, occurs when abnormal cells grow uncontrollably in the intestines and/or the rectum. It is a major cause of preventable death in adult Australians.

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Author: Karen McCloskey BHSc
First answered: 23 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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