Bowel Cancer

Cancer Self Exams Can Be Frightening. What To Do

Karin Sieger | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

By the time I found a lump in my breast the cancer had already spread to my lymph nodes. What might have happened, if I had checked myself more regularly? Who knows. I have decided there is no point in dwelling on it.

One Fifth Of Bowel Cancer Patients Being Diagnosed In A&E - Despite Months Of Symptoms

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors are failing to detect early signs of bowel cancer in one in five patients, new research suggests. According to National Cancer Registry data, ...

If You're 'Thin On The Outside And Unhealthy On The Inside' You Could Be At Risk Of This

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Being “thin on the outside” but having an unhealthy lifestyle increases bowel cancer risk, according to a study. Writing in the journal PLOS medi...

‘Hollyoaks’ Star Mistook Bowel Cancer Symptoms For Reaction To Spicy Food

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Hollyoaks’ star Ben Richards has revealed he initially dismissed symptoms of bowel cancer as a reaction to the spicy food he ate during a trip to...

Why Bowel Cancer Patients Should Eat More Oily Fish

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Eating oily fish could reduce the risk of death among people with bowel cancer, a new study has found. Researchers said patients with bowel cancer mi...

Miracle 'Cure' Prevents Thousands of Bowel Cancer Deaths

Mark Flannagan | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Flannagan

If this headline referred to some new drug treatment the news would be worldwide. But we can actually make bowel cancer a cancer that almost no one di...

I Thought Cancer In My 20s Had Left Me Infertile - Now I Can't Wait to Become a Dad

Paul Simms | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Simms

My wife's expecting our first daughter in August this year, and I can't wait. I'm so excited about being a dad. But rewind just a few short years, and I could never have imagined this would be happening to me. Because my cancer surgeon had just uttered the words "the treatment will almost certainly leave you infertile".

Why the Wait When Lives Are Being Lost?

Deborah Alsina | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Alsina

Screening can detect bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms, when it is easier to treat. Sometimes it can prevent bowel cancer from even developing in the first place by picking up non-cancerous growths (polyps) which could become cancerous in the future.

The Taboo Topic - Let's Talk About Our Bowels

Dr Anton Emmanuel | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Anton Emmanuel

It's no surprise that we're often unwilling to talk about our bowels, but if we were more open about the number of trips we take to the bathroom or spoke freely about changes in colour, odour, and texture then it could be truly life changing. Important health issues could be diagnosed and addressed much sooner.

Could You Be Mistaking Bowel Cancer For Piles?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer every 15 minutes in the UK. It's the second biggest cancer killer, with someone dying from the disease every ho...

Hidden Heartache: The Untold Story of Bowel Cancer

Mark Flannagan | Posted 03.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Flannagan

Our research shows that bowel cancer can be a dark cloud and that its shadow is never far away, both for patients and their family and friends. For every person diagnosed with bowel cancer there are perhaps at least four more people who are also affected.

Bowel Cancer Patients' Loved Ones Are Experiencing 'Hidden Anguish' Due To Lack Of Support

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Families and friends of bowel cancer patients are experiencing "hidden anguish" following the diagnosis of a loved one, a new report shows. This can ...

New 'Chemo Bath' Treatment Could Save Lives Of Bowel Cancer Patients

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A potentially lifesaving "chemo bath" treatment is to become available to bowel cancer patients across England. The treatment is designed to be re...

This Fashion Blog Shares Style Tips For Women With Colostomy Bags

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Style

A woman who survived advanced stage colon cancer has become a blogging sensation after sharing style tips for ostomy bag wearers. Suzanne Dore from...

Woman Forced To Change Colostomy Bag On Floor Of Disabled Loo

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who had to change her colostomy bag on the floor of disabled toilet has called for public facilities to be better equipped. Caroline Richar...

We Now Have an Opportunity to Make Bowel Cancer a Rare Cancer Killer

Mark Flannagan | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK
Mark Flannagan

Positive improvements are happening all the time in bowel cancer diagnosis, treatment and care. But we need to do better. It's staggering that bowel cancer stubbornly remains the UK's second biggest cancer killer.

How an Unusual Christmas Present Saved My Life

Frazer Hines | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Frazer Hines

Did you know that bowel cancer is the UK's second biggest cancer killer? Each year more than 41,000 people are diagnosed with the disease, but if caught early, more than 90% of cases can be treated successfully. That's why I'm supporting Beating Bowel Cancer's Decembeard campaign.

Despite Giggles On University Challenge, Sphincter Preservation Is 'No Laughing Matter'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

On Monday night's University Challenge, Queen Mary University of London contestant Kate Lynes caused something of a Twitter storm when she disclosed t...

Man Whose Body Was Donated To Medical Science Will Be Dissected On TV

PA Real Life | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Diagnosed with a terminal illness, marine archaeologist Mike Bowyer decided to save lives, by donating his body to medical science after his death. ...

We Must Fight the Stigma of Having a Stoma

Davina Jowett | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Davina Jowett

It took me years to come to terms with my stoma. At my lowest point I weighed only four stone, I had Clostridium Difficile and a blood clot. My marriage had gone past saving and I left my husband.

More Than Half Ignored Invite For Bowel Cancer Screening Test

PA | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

More than half of people invited for a new NHS bowel cancer test did not take it up, despite the fact it could save thousands of lives, a charity has ...

The Late Charlotte Kitley's Husband On Why, A Year On, He's Optimistic About The Future

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

On 16 September 2014, Charlotte Kitley passed away aged just 36, following a long battle with stage 4 bowel cancer. Charlotte had been blogging th...

Bowel Cancer: Why is Poo a Taboo?

Amy Noss | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK
Amy Noss

I hope for the sake of your loved ones you feel able to engage in conversation to create an open dialogue if something doesn't feel right. Only then can we truly get to the bottom of bowel disease.

Taking Painkillers Daily Can Reduce Bowel Cancer Risk, Study Finds

PA | By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Taking a low-dose painkiller every day can reduce the risk of bowel cancer, a new study has found.The research shows that a daily 75 to 150 milligram ...

Drinking Coffee Could Boost Bowel Cancer Survival Rates

PA | By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking regular cups of caffeinated coffee could increase a person's chances of surviving bowel cancer, research has shown. A study of nearly 1,00...