The COVID 19 pandemic has caused major disruption within the healthcare sector. As hospitals across the country were forced to focus on treating virus patients, routine appointments and procedures were cut back. Cancer patients were some of the first to suffer from the disruption, with some even missing out on the crucial treatment they needed.…
Bowels remain one of our society’s last taboos and men are particularly reluctant to discuss anything relating to their bowel function. The problem is that this reluctance is putting men’s lives at risk.
A single cigarette contains more than 4,000 chemicals and 50 cancer-causing agents, as well as many poisonous toxins. Smoking cigarettes is well known as a leading cause of lung cancer, but it also increases your risk of at least 17 other types of cancer, including colon cancer. In fact, it puts you at greater risk…
Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. Every year around 2,100 people under the age of 50 are diagnosed with the disease. Yet a misconception persists that bowel cancer is an older person’s disease.
Bowel cancer is the UK’s fourth most common cancer with around 110 new diagnoses every day (or around 41,700 a year). The disease occurs most commonly in people aged between 85 and 89, although it can affect people of any age. Incidence rates for bowel cancer have remained fairly constant since the early 1990s and…
Researchers have found that methylene blue dye taken in oral form could improve detection of harder-to-find growths (polyps) in the colon that can develop into bowel cancer.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases which occur when the intestines become inflamed. If you suffer from the condition, which produces a range of unpleasant symptoms including diarrhoea, stomach pain, cramping and bloating, bleeding ulcers, weight loss and anaemia, the latest research findings may make interesting reading.
If you knew you could cut your risk of bowel cancer with just 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week, would you do it? This is all it would take, according to scientists, to reduce the chances of developing bowel cancer and yet two thirds of adults aren’t aware of this.
Our digestive systems can have a hard time over Christmas with all that rich food, irregular mealtimes, alcohol, late nights and stress. It’s not surprising that many of us start the new year feel a bit delicate in the digestive region.
Bowel cancer screening could save your life. It could also save the life of other people as it helps to increase our understanding of the disease and supports vital research.