A blue dye tablet given to patients before they have a colonoscopy could boost the chances of finding bowel cancer in its earliest stages, according to new research.
All around the world charities are recognised on 5 September for the amazing work they do in saving and improving lives and providing a platform for the important issues of our times.
Would you be able to name the five most common symptoms of bowel cancer? If you answered yes then you are in the minority, according to a recent study by the charity Bowel Cancer UK.
People under 50 with bowel cancer often face lengthy delays being diagnosed, significantly reducing their chances of survival. Now, a new risk assessment tool aims to help GPs determine which patients need further tests by predicting their risk of bowel cancer based on their symptoms.
We all know that exercise is good for us but how many of us are aware that regular exercise can actually lower our risk of developing bowel cancer?
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
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
Screening for any kind of cancer means testing for early signs of the disease before any symptoms develop. For screening to work well it must be reliable, straightforward, and not harmful to participants.