To mark Men’s Health Week (10-16 June) we are considering the benefits for men of bowel cancer screening and asking whether attending for a colonoscopy could be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.
Patients in England, Wales and Northern Ireland experience unnecessary stress and worry due to delays in bowel cancer diagnosis and treatment, says a new report coordinated by Cancer Research UK. Such delays could even affect the outcome of treatment warn researchers, who published their findings in BMJ Open.
The links between smoking and lung damage are well documented, but smoking also damages other organs in the body, including the gastrointestinal tract.
Gut instinct, listen to your gut, gut feeling… Our language is peppered with references to our digestive system and the importance of listening to what it is telling us. But how many of us actually do pay attention to our gut and what it’s trying to say? It’s World Digestive Health Day so what better time…Read more
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease caused by a reaction to gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. It is not a food intolerance or allergy, but a serious condition that causes the body’s immune system to attack its own tissues if you eat gluten. The result is damage to the…Read more
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. Around 42,000 people are diagnosed with the condition every year. If someone in your family is diagnosed with bowel cancer or has had the disease, understandably you may be worried about developing it yourself.
Half of all people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) suffer from insomnia. Many report being woken from sleep by abdominal pain, often several times during the night, and unsurprisingly they say they wake in the morning feeling tired and not rested.
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. Around one in 20 of us will develop the disease during our lifetime and rates are rising.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects one in five people in the UK, according to NHS Choices, although the actual figure is believed to be higher as not everyone with IBS symptoms will see a doctor.
To mark Bowel Cancer Awareness Month we’re looking at the simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing the disease.