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Background

  • Bowel cancer is cancer of the large bowel (also known as the large intestine) – this includes the colon and the rectum. It is also known as colorectal cancer. In this module, we will use the term bowel cancer.
  • Early detection of bowel cancer means patients have a much better chance of having successful treatment.
  • Please see Useful Links for more information.

Figure 1.1 - Bowel Cancer, Percentage Distribution of Cases within the Large Bowel, Great Britain, 2007-2009


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