A new screening test for bowel cancer could prevent the need for invasive tests and save lives in the future. A study published in September 2017 in the journal Cancer Medicine showed that analysing previous blood tests in a patient’s medical records could help to accurately determine their risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Men are more likely to develop bowel cancer than women and to mark Men’s Health Awareness Week from 11th to 17th June, we are looking at what men can do to improve their bowel health.
Any cancer diagnosis can come as a shock, but thankfully, for many people, the disease is no longer a death sentence. Bowel cancer survival rates in the UK have more than doubled in the last 40 years – up from 45% to 75% in adults overall. If you are diagnosed with bowel cancer this year, you…Read more
All of us know that feeling of discomfort when we’ve overindulged or eaten the wrong type of foods. Constipation and diarrhoea are sometimes our tummy’s way of telling us that it doesn’t think much of recent food or lifestyle choices. A happy tummy makes for a far happier life in general!
Around 10 million people across the world live with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Fifty countries across five continents now take part in World IBD Day (May 19) to raise awareness of this life-changing disease. There is no cure for IBD and we are not even certain of the cause. Unless you have the condition it can…Read more
To mark Coeliac Awareness Week from 14th to 20th May, we are looking at some of the common myths and misconceptions about the disease and hoping to set the records straight about what it is (and isn’t), who is affected and what to do if you have the disease.
One in five of us will suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) at some point during our lives. No-one is quite sure what causes it but stress and diet are believed to play a key role.
If you’re suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, certain foods are likely to trigger your symptoms. Some foods are well known as possible triggers for IBS but others will be unique to you. Your symptoms may also get triggered when you are particularly stressed or when you experience certain emotions. They may improve after exercise or…Read more
Many of us tend to take our health and wellbeing for granted until we become unwell. So, when we receive an invitation to participate in bowel cancer screening the temptation is to ignore it. It’s vital that you don’t though. It is also worth considering testing before the routine screening age, particularly if you are…Read more
You know what it’s like… you are having a bad day, with work or domestic related pressures mounting, or the children running havoc. You sit down and start eating your meal but it’s a struggle to get the food down, and you end up with indigestion, bloating, reflux, or all three.