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Learn About Bowel Cancer

In this section, we hope to familiarise people with the critical information you need to know about bowel cancer.

Knowledge is power, and being informed means you can make sound decisions about your own health, and you can support your loved ones in finding the right information and seeking the right medical advice.

Information in this section is correct at the time of publishing, to the best of our ability and does not claim to be medical advice.

Contact your medical provider for official medical advice.

Here are some staggering statistics, making it essential you are informed and can be prepared to take action. 

  • Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death in Australia, after lung cancer
  • Bowel cancer is the deadliest cancer and the fifth leading cause of death overall for Australians aged 25-44
  • 15,206 Australians are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year, 1,542 (10%) of whom are under the age of 50
  • 5,255 Australians die from bowel cancer each year, 292 (5%) are under the age of 50

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