All over the UK, normally clean-shaven men are growing a beard – and bearded men are dyeing, decorating or ditching their beards – in support of Decembeard, the Bowel Cancer UK campaign to raise awareness of bowel cancer.
Throughout November, the global spotlight falls on men’s health thanks to the Movember movement. The Movember Foundation was founded in Australia to stop men dying young from preventable disease and is now a worldwide phenomenon.
You’d have to have been living on the moon to be unaware that smoking is bad for your health. But did you know that it’s not just your lungs and heart that are affected? Smoking also disrupts gut function and damages your overall digestive health. Here are just some of the reasons why quitting smoking…Read more
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.
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.