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Bowel Cancer Statistics

Colorectal cancer incorporates ICD-10 cancer codes C18 (Malignant neoplasm of colon), C19 (Malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction) and C20 (Malignant neoplasm of the rectum). Estimated number of new cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed in 2017 16,682 =  9,127 males +  7,555 females   Estimated % of all new cancer cases diagnosed in 2017 12.4%    Estimated number of deaths … Read more

Alarming Rise In Bowel Cancer Fuels Calls For Renewed Testing

The forecast adds urgency to calls for the federal government to restart the stalled national screening program. Australia’s peak cancer organisation said new calculations also showed nearly 20 per cent of bowel cancers were already at stage four when diagnosed — the most advanced grade, when the disease has spread and often proves fatal. Ian … Read more

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