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…

detecting bowel cancer

FIT Tests from 54 for Detecting Bowel Cancer

NHS England is taking a significant step towards early detection of bowel cancer by extending FIT tests to adults aged 54 and over. This expansion from those aged between 56 and 74, means an additional 830,000 people will now be eligible for the test, boosting early detection efforts. Bowel cancer is the fourth most common…

HIPEC for Patients with Appendiceal Pseudomyxoma Peritonei

A recent study in China has brought new hope for patients with Appendiceal Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP), a rare type of cancer. The study reveals that Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) may significantly prolong survival rates in patients. Here we’ll look at what the study found, explain what HIPEC is, and discuss the treatment options available for…

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…

Risk of Bowel Cancer

This December, Lower Your Risk of Bowel Cancer

Throughout the UK, men are growing, colouring, or removing their beard completely, to support Bowel Cancer UK’s December campaign – ‘Decembeard’. Raising awareness of bowel cancer and gaining vital funds for research, the new campaign runs all month long, and is free to sign up. Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the…

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…