New research has been hailed as good news for people who undergo surgery for bowel cancer. Read about how research shows three months of chemotherapy could be as effective as six, in certain cases.
7 October is Colostomy Awareness Day. To mark this we are looking at what it means to live with a colostomy and what support is available. Finding out you need to have a colostomy can be a daunting prospect. You are bound to experience fears and concerns. But the procedure is surprisingly common and you might…Read more
Maybe you have been noticing blood in your stools for a while now, or it is a more recent discovery. Either way, it is likely to be concerning and you may be embarrassed to see your doctor to find out what may be the cause. First of all, rectal bleeding does not necesarily mean you…Read more
IBS is short for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a common condition thought to affect 10-20% of the UK population. Although the exact cause of IBS is unknown, there is guidance around lifestyle aspects that may either aggravate IBS-related symptoms or help keep IBS at bay. Diagnosis is the first step to understanding if you have IBS,…Read more