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Bowel cancer health centre

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Symptoms & types

Read about the signs, symptoms and types of bowel cancer.


What are the symptoms of bowel cancer?

It can be difficult to remember everything you want to ask during an appointment with a specialist. Here are some suggestions for your next appointment.


Rectal cancer is a type of bowel cancer affecting the rectum.

Small bowel cancer is cancer affecting the small intestine, or small bowel.

As part of a diagnosis of bowel cancer, specialists will assess how advanced the cancer is and how far it has spread.

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