Bowel Cancer part 1

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What is the function of the Large Bowel?
It absorbs the energy, water and nutrients from the food being digested
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How many sections is the Large Bowel made up of?
5
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what are the symptoms of Bowel cancer?
1) Blood in stools (faeces) OR bleeding from rectum 2) Abdomen pain 3) unexplained weightloss 4)Change in normal Bowel behavior that persists for more than 3weeks (eg. diarrhoea)
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who is able to access Bowel Cancer Screening?
Everyone between the age of 60 to 69 if offered Bowel Cancer Screening every 2 years (Screening program is currently being extended to those aged 70 to 75)
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How is Bowel cancer Diagnosed?
Physical examination (DRE -digital rectum examination), IF uncertain referred to local hospital for further examination
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What are the 2 types of diagnosis if referred to local hospital for Bowel cancer?
Colonscopy and simoidoscopy
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How many sections is the Large Bowel made up of?

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