Bowel Cancer

So What Should Cancer Look Like?!

Charlotte Kitley | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Kitley

'But you look so well!' It was a shocked response I have become used too. If the illness of a person is judged on their appearance, then I generally haven't fitted the criteria. It doesn't matter that I have incurable cancer, to many people, there is almost a sense of disappointment that I don't look like I'm on my death bed.

Thank You Stephen - How You Can Continue His Legacy

Rachel Bown | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Bown

I desperately hope one of the legacies of Stephen's untimely death will be the increased awareness of a disease which is so preventable AND treatable if caught early. A disease which to those of us suffering with it, still feels like it is cloaked in a veil of shame.

Bowel Cancer: What We Can Do

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

I'd like to focus on the first two aspects of prevention and detection, because I think many of us don't appreciate just how much we can do, as individuals, to reduce the risk of bowel cancer - and because these are the areas where Public Health England (PHE) has the most to contribute.

The Trouble With Men and Cancer

Robert Ince | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Ince

Let's face it, men are rubbish at talking seriously about their health. Other than sporadically airing my own health-related neuroses, my own previous form on serious cancer talk is questionable. Other than a mere cursory chat to a friend about his mother's breast cancer diagnosis, it's probably zero.

How Aspirin Can Help People Survive Colon Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new study has reveal that aspirin - which costs about 1.5p per pill - could play a role in better survival rates for colon cancer patients. Usin...

Dating After Cancer: My Do's and Don'ts

Rachel Bown | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Bown

I am going to be upfront about this. Cancer is a great way to weed out the duffs. To sift the men from the boys. It really reveals what type of partner you have and the true nature of your relationship. Granted, it might be a little radical as a strategy of choice. But as I had always been a bit of a beacon for dysfunctional men, I am more than a little happy with my experiment!

The 'New Normal': The Truth About Remission From Cancer

Rachel Bown | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Bown

At times, I confess to feeling more than a little guilty; Guilty for surviving when so many others who were diagnosed after me, and who were younger than I, have since died. Guilty for going on about the cancer long after the drama of treatment has finished. Guilty for not always remembering to be thankful and seize the day. And guilty for all the trouble and worry I put my loved ones through.

We Need to Talk...

Charlotte Kitley | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Kitley

Many assume I must be angry to be facing a premature death, questioning why did this have to happen to me? I am not angry, it's not a case of why me, but why not me? Cancer is often indiscriminate. I didn't smoke, take drugs or drink excessively. Yet I still have it in my lungs and liver.

What Is Europe's Second Biggest Cancer Killer?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

One adult dies every three minutes from colorectal cancer (also known as bowel cancer) in Europe, making it the continent's second biggest cancer kill...

Why We Must Support the Saatchi Medical Innovation Bill

Charlotte Kitley | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK
Charlotte Kitley

This is why the Saatchi Medical Innovation Bill is so important. This bill will give doctors the opportunity to consider new drugs or techniques that could go on to save the lives of people like me. People who at the moment are written off as incurable, where the best I am offered is a comfortable quality of (shortened) life.

Poorna Bell

Bowel Cancer: Prevention And How To Spot The Symptoms

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"Bowel cancer, also called colorectal cancer or colon cancer, includes cancer of your large bowel and cancer of your back passage (rectal cancer)," sa...

Red Wine And Aspirin May Fight Abnormal Cancer-Causing Cells

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A red wine ingredient and aspirin may deliver a double knock-out blow to abnormal cells that can lead to cancer, research suggests. Both help to de...

Women Are Putting Themselves At Risk Of Cancer By Not Exercising Enough

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Exercise may be seen as the main motivation to lose weight, but a leading cancer prevention charity has revealed that there is a far more important re...

Your Dementia Is Killing Me

Karin Sieger | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

While we do not have the disease, our own lives can become overshadowed and change. We may lose part of ourselves (hopes, aspirations, freedom, love and support) and a level of being care-free: without having to worry, without having to care for another.

Which Regions Have The Highest Cancer Survival Rates?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The number of adults and children surviving cancer is on the rise across England, but figures show survival still depends on where someone lives. A...

Is Laughter the Best Medicine? Hope, Laughter and Friendship - What You May Not Expect on a Cancer Ward

Charlotte Kitley | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Kitley

If you've never been on a chemo ward, you'd be forgiven for thinking it would be full of people hooked up to machines, looking thin, grey, exhausted. And to a degree, you'd be right. We are all hooked up to machines. However, what you perhaps don't expect is the inspiration, comradeship, hope and laughter that spills from the room.

Cancer Deaths Will Halve By 2020

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The number of people dying from breast, prostate and bowel cancer will almost halve by 2020, new figures suggest. Just over a third - 36% - of brea...

This Can Help Detect Bowel Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Bowel cancer is becoming the third most common cancer in the UK, and each year, around 15,000 people die from it, according to Cancer Research UK. ...

Many Unaware Of Link Between Alcohol And Cancer, Says Study

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Many people are unaware of the link between alcohol and cancer, a poll has found. Some 86% of more than 2,000 people surveyed said they did not kno...

Bowel Cancer Is No Longer Discriminating Against Age, So Why Do We?

Charlotte Kitley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Kitley

I am regularly the youngest patient on my ward, often by a good 30 years, frequently mistaken for a daughter, even a grand-daughter. This was commented upon by a radiotherapist during my five weeks of radiotherapy who welcomed me into the room with 'well, it does make a pleasant change to have a young, pert bottom to manoeuvre on to the bed!'

Many Bowel Cancer Patients 'Denied Operation That Could Save Their Lives'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Some bowel cancer patients whose disease has spread to the liver are being denied potentially life-saving surgery, new research shows. More than 40...

Palliative Care Shouldn't Mean the End of Living

Charlotte Kitley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Kitley

Being on palliative care shouldn't mean being written off by the medical profession, destined to become another statistic. Life is precious, regardless of how long or short, and should be used not only to make the most of here and now, but also to make a difference for the future.

Bowel Cancer: The Great Escape

Kenny McDonald | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kenny McDonald

I decided to share my bowel story after reading about some seriously and terminally ill people sharing their experiences, as well reading news at the time that bowel cancer rates among men in the UK have risen by nearly 30 percent in 35 years.

Cancer Risk: Some Not-So-Great News For Tall Women

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Tall women are more at risk from certain types of cancer once they reach middle age, research suggests. The study found a correlation between heigh...

Bowel Cancer Diagnosis Delayed Until Advanced Stage

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The number of bowel cancer patients who are admitted to hospital as an emergency is "stubbornly" high, an audit of the disease has found. Around 22...