Bowel cancer is cancer in any part of the large bowel (colon or rectum). It is sometimes known as colorectal cancer and might also be called colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where in the bowel it starts.
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Colorectal cancer is also known as bowel cancer, and it may include cancer of the bowel, colon or the rectum. It is diagnosed following a range of tests that will be conducted depending on your individual situation. The tests may include your doctor undertaking a physical examination and an Immunochemical faecal occult blood test (iFOBT), which involves testing of your stools that you collect at home. The main test that helps diagnose bowel cancer is a colonoscopy and biopsy. There are other tests which are less common, which your doctor will explain to you, if you require them. For information about the services that can assist you with diagnosis, you may wish to click on the titles below to find the locations of specialists and services.
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