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Why Australia’s Bowel Cancer Screening Age Should Be Lowered to 40

Bowel Cancer

If 35-year-old Emily Tindal had been eligible for Australia’s free bowel cancer screening test kit (FOBT), chances are she might have used it and would not be battling the bowel cancer that threatens her life today. In May this year, three months after her third child was born, Emily thought she was having an asthma

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Surprising Colon Cancer Signs & Symptoms To Look Out For

Colon Cancer Signs & Symptoms

Colon cancer (also referred to as colorectal cancer or bowel cancer) is the third most common cancer worldwide and is characterised by the presence of cancerous tumours in the colon or rectum. This form of cancer typically starts with little polyps which can become cancerous if not removed from the wall of the colon. To

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Why Should I Have My Colonoscopy at Direct Endoscopy Day Hospitals?

Endoscopy Doctors

If you want your colonoscopy performed in a day hospital by a team of gastroenterology specialists with 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive conditions then look no further than Direct Endoscopy. We offer comprehensive consultations in all areas of digestive health including post-endoscopy follow-ups with no wait times. Here is

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Bowel Cancer: Types of Bowel Cancer, Symptoms and Treatments

Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer develops in the small and large bowel of the digestive system in your body. The risk of bowel cancer development is most common in the LARGE BOWEL – caecum, ascending colon, transverse colon and descending colon, sigmoid colon as well as rectum. According to the Cancer Council, preventing bowel cancer may be attributed

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What Are the Signs That You Should Have a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy

If you’re worried about bowel or colorectal cancer you should see your general practitioner (GP) for advice and health care. If he or she believes it’s warranted, your doctor may refer you to a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon who will perform a colonoscopy. Colorectal cancer is usually slow-growing (1) and often no symptoms are evident

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What You Should Know About Endoscopy

Endoscopy Doctors

If your doctor has referred you for a medical test to find out what is going on inside your body, there are things to know and information about endoscopy procedures you will need. You will also need information about preparing for an endoscopy and the risks involved. What is endoscopy? Endoscopy allows your gastroenterologist to

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Tips for Choosing a Gastroenterologist Before Booking

Good Gastroenterologist

If your General Practitioner (GP or Family Doctor) has referred you to a gastroenterologist you can go with the one the doctor suggests or choose the one who might suit you best. So ask for a list of specialists you can research and choose which one you want to consult. To help you make the

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What to Eat and What to Avoid to Reduce Your Risk of Bowel Cancer

Bowel-Cancer

Cancer has the potential of being one of the most preventable cancers if detected early through screening, according to Cancer Australia(1). Early-stage detection to improve cancer patients’ chances of survival was highlighted on this year’s World Cancer Day 2019 with the ‘I Am and I Will’ theme.

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Make Time For Life-Saving Bowel Cancer Home Screenings

Bowel Cancer Doctor

A recent survey carried out in NSW by the Cancer Institute showed that a massive 40 percent of participants were “too busy” to do the simple home screening bowel cancer test that is mailed to them, a potentially life saving test which is not exactly a fun thing to do, but is nevertheless over with in a few minutes, and simply mailed back.

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Bowel Cancer Symptoms: Jodie’s Story

Bowel Cancer Test

Recent studies have shown that bowel cancer rates are increasing in Australia. In fact, people born in the 1990’s have twice the risk of being diagnosed with bowel cancer, and four times the risk of getting rectal cancer compared with those born in the 1950’s had at the same age.

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Bowel Cancer: Scott’s Story

Bowel Cancer Test

At the age of 35 years Scott went for what he thought would be a routine GP visit. He noticed a very recently a change in bowel habit and some unusual bleeding. Scott wasn’t alarmed but his GP was concerned enough to refer him for a colonoscopy.

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Bowel Cancer Screening: Robin’s Story

Bowel Cancer Doctor

Bowel cancer is often a difficult disease to diagnose because of the intricate nature of the bowel and colon. In this article you’ll learn about common bowel screening procedures that could save your life.

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Bowel Cancer Prevention: Alan’s Story

Doctor Direct Endoscopy

Last month we discussed various factors that increase or decrease your chances of developing bowel cancer. It is incredibly important to regularly check in with your doctor, especially if you notice any lingering digestion or bowel problems.

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Bowel cancer risks and prevention revisited

Bowel Cancer Symptoms

To best understand which lifestyle changes are going to work for you in taking preventative measures against Bowel Cancer, we need to first understand what causes Bowel Cancer, who’s at risk and what bowel cancer prevention really means.

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Bowel Cancer Signs and Symptoms revisited

Bowel Cancer Risk

Early in our blog we looked at a number of different aspects of Bowel Cancer; with a healthy appreciation for the alarming rates of Australian’s suffering from this disease, we think its high-time we rolled these out again for a fresh look! Not only is it one of the leading types of cancer across the world.

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Lactose Intolerance

Doctor and Patient

Did you know that only one-third of adults can digest milk? Our ability to digest lactose (the main sugar found in milk) is reliant on our body’s production of an enzyme called lactase.

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Your guide to Colonoscopy

Bowel Cancer Screening Test

A colonoscopy is a simple procedure which involves an examination of the lower part of the gastrointestinal tract (colon, or, large intestine/bowel). An entirely safe procedure, colonoscopies often provide information that other tests do not.

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Endoscopy, Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy Explained

Direct Endoscopy

Gastroscopy/Endoscopy - A simple and effective means to assess symptoms such as upper abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, reflux, difficulty swallowing or weight loss, by inserting a small camera through the mouth to get a clear view of the oesophagus, stomach and small intestine.

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Bowel Cancer Testing

Doctor

Before we get started on some of the options regarding testing for bowel cancer, it’s important to identify risk factors in order to help raise awareness – there are ways to prevent bowel cancer and if detected early enough 90 percent of bowel cancers can be cured!

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Bowel Cancer Screening

Bowel Cancer Tests

Regular bowel cancer screening increases the likelihood of finding bowel cancer in its early stages, which in turn increases the chances of successful treatment and improved survival.

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