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.…
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 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.
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.
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.
One in 14 men and one in 19 women will be diagnosed with bowel cancer during their lifetime. The disease claims over 16,000 lives a year in the UK, making it the second biggest cancer killer. It is most common in the over 50s, accounting for nine out of 10 new cases.
Obesity significantly increases your risk of many types of disease, one of the most serious of which is bowel cancer. A recent public health campaign aimed to educate people about the importance of maintaining a healthy body weight in preventing cancer.
If you have been referred for a colonoscopy, or, if you are experiencing bowel related symptoms that need investigation, it can be reassuring to know exactly what to expect before you attend for your appointment.
As bowel cancer specialists, it is great to be able to report that bowel cancer survival rates in the UK have more than doubled in the last 40 years – up from 45% to 75% in adults overall. Survival rates have gone up 7% since 2012.