Q&A with Australian Health Experts
Is there a difference between bowel, colorectal and colon cancer?
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Thank you for your question.
Bowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) includes cancer of the colon (colon cancer) and cancer of the rectum (rectal cancer).
For further information on bowel cancer terms visit the What is Bowel cancer? page on the Bowel Cancer Australia website - http://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/bca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=163&Itemid=289 and/or the Jargon Buster page on the Bowel Cancer Australia website - http://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/bca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=114&Itemid=237.
You may also like to refer to the existing Healthshare answer for the question What is bowel cancer (also known as colorectal or colon cancer)? - http://www.healthshare.com.au/questions/2053-what-is-bowel-cancer-also-known-as-colorectal-or-colon-cancer
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Dr Simon Benstock completed his advanced training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Prince of Wales and St Vincent’s hospitals in Sydney. His major interests are ... View Profile
These are all the same. The colon and large bowel are the same.