Bowel Cancer - Know The Facts

Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world.

Bowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) is the second most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in Australia.

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14,962 Australians are told they have bowel cancer each year,
including 1,313 people under the age of 50.

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Bowel cancer claims the lives of 4,071 Australians every year,
including 213 people under the age of 50.

Bowel cancer risk rises sharply and progressively from age 50.


The chance of surviving at least 5 years (survival rate) for bowel cancer patients is 68% which lags well behind other patients with common cancers such as breast, melanoma and prostate with survival rates of around 90%.



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