Colorectal Cancer Blood testing

Blood Testing for Guiding Colorectal Cancer Treatment

After undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer that has begun to spread, many patients traditionally move on to chemotherapy. This helps to minimise the risk of the cancer reoccurring elsewhere in the body. However, until recently, there was no reliable method to determine who truly needed this additional treatment and who didn’t. New research has found…

Colorectal Cancer

How Early Colorectal Cancer Evades Immunity

Scientists from across the US, at institutions like MIT and Harvard, have discovered how early-stage colorectal cancer manages to dodge our immune system. This breakthrough could prove pivotal in helping to come up with new ways to treat colorectal cancer early on, especially since more young people are getting diagnosed. Here we’ll explore what’s driving…

Anal cancer

Types of Anal Cancer

Anal cancer is one of the rarest forms of cancer, affecting approximately just over 1,400 people annually in the UK. The disease tends to be more prevalent in women, and there are different types you need to be aware of. Here, we look at the different types of anal cancer, and the main symptoms to…

HIPEC Surgery

HIPEC Surgery: Am I An Ideal Candidate?

After being diagnosed with abdominal cancer, it is imperative patients understand the full range of treatment options in front of them. One type of treatment that can prove especially effective is HIPEC surgery. This powerful treatment is known to be one of the most effective for patients with colorectal cancer. Read on to discover more…