advanced bowel cancer

New Drug Combo Approved for Advanced Bowel Cancer

A breakthrough drug combination could help patients who have been diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer. Initial results show this new treatment option works where traditional cancer treatments have failed. So, what is this promising new drug combination and what does it mean for patients? What is the new bowel cancer drug combo that has been…

Symptoms of Peritoneal Cancer

What Are the Symptoms of Peritoneal Cancer?

Peritoneal cancer is a more severe form of the disease, caused when the cancer has spread to the skin that lines the inside of the abdomen called the peritoneum. It is a later stage cancer, which unfortunately makes it difficult to treat. However, new techniques and treatments are helping to improve survival rates, provided it…

sugary drinks and bowel cancer risk

Possible Link Between Sugary Drinks and Bowel Cancer Risk

New research has discovered a possible link between sugary drinks and an increased bowel cancer risk in women. The observational study suggested that drinking two or more sugary drinks a day increased the risk of bowel cancer in those under the age of 50. Here we will look at the possible link discovered and how…

Can Peritoneal Metastases be cured

Can Peritoneal Metastases be Cured?

Metastases are when cancer has spread from its original location to other parts of the body and the peritoneum is a relatively common area for metastases to form, particularly from tumours that begin in the abdomen and pelvis. Life expectancy is generally low due to the advanced nature of these cancers. However, does that mean…

Difference Between PIPAC and HIPEC

Understanding the Difference Between PIPAC and HIPEC

When chemotherapy is required to fight colorectal cancer, there are two innovative techniques to treat peritoneal metastases that are offered alongside tablet or injection chemotherapy; PIPAC or HIPEC. However, currently PIPAC is only available on a very limited basis. While the decision to offer cancer treatments is ultimately decided by a patient’s treating team, patients should…