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symptoms of bowel cancer

What are the symptoms of bowel cancer?

Bowel cancer refers to the growth of cancerous polyps, which commence in the lining of the bowel. It is the third most common type of cancer in both males and females and is the second most fatal type of cancer in Australia. There are two classifications of bowel cancer: colon cancer, which is responsible for […]

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Unexplained weight loss

Unexplained weight loss: A common gastroenterological phenomenon

Unexplained weight loss or losing weight without trying to might be a cause for concern as it can indicate an underlying medical condition. It may occur without a change in your diet or exercise routine, due to seasonal changes or due to stressful life events. Owing to certain severe consequences of gaining too much weight, there […]

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gastric cancer

Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastric Cancer

Gastric cancer, also known as stomach cancer, is a type of cancer characterised by the growth of cancer cells in the lining of your stomach; a J-shaped organ in the digestive system, located in the upper abdomen, where digestion commences before food passes to the intestines. When the food you consume reaches your stomach, the […]

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Oesophageal cancer

Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Oesophageal Cancer

Oesophageal cancer is a type of cancer caused by a malignant tumour found within your oesophagus, which is the long and hollow tube that connects the mouth to the digestive system. This condition can be broadly categorised into squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma – although there are other, rarer forms of this cancer – both […]

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Colorectal cancer: Causes and treatment

Colorectal Cancer : Causes and Treatment

Colorectal cancer is the type of cancer that affects the human colon or large intestine. Extending from the end of the small bowel to the rectum, this muscular, tube-shaped organ digests and absorbs nutrients from food, concentrates faecal matter by absorbing fluid, and stores and controls the evacuation of faeces. Cancer in this region of […]

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