Bowel Cancer

Lynda Bellingham's Gift to Us

Karin Sieger | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Karin Sieger

Like no doubt others before and after her will make very personal and difficult choices, I get the impression Lynda Bellingham managed to make peace with cancer and herself. Perhaps we need peace to make truly positive life changing and life enhancing choices, especially when they are about our death.

'Lynda's Decision To End Chemotherapy Would've Empowered Her'

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Lynda Bellingham's decision to end chemotherapy treatment would've given her a huge "sense of empowerment", according to the chief executive of a lead...

Five Ways To Reduce Your Risk Of Bowel Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new study has found that your bowel cancer risk can be lowered by making a few simple changes to your lifestyle. By adopting five key health beha...

How To Cope With A Terminal Diagnosis

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Earlier this week Lynda Bellingham revealed the tragic news that she has terminal bowel cancer. Every year in the UK, around 41,500 people are diag...

Well, It's Not Quite the End...

Richard Kitley | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Kitley

How do I find the words to thank each and every one of you for reading Charley's final blog post and taking her to your hearts? Tell you all how much strength your messages have given me as I find myself in that very 'gaping, unjust, cruel and pointless hole' that Charley described in her piece? A cherished wife, loving mother, beloved daughter and dear friend has been torn from our lives. So I am now a widower at the young age of 38. I never expected this. And it's hurts so much. But my wife has taught me so much about courage and "framing rainbows" that I want to be brave and useful and do something to help others - as Charley did.

Could This Be The Key To Avoiding Bowel Cancer?

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

New research has potentially uncovered the answer to tackling bowel cancer. The key? Bacteria in the gut. In a recent study, scientists discovered ...

Death Rates Of Four Common Cancers Drop By One Third

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The death rates for four cancers that account for half of all cancer deaths in the UK have fallen by almost a third since the early 1990s, new figures...

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 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the past year, bowel cancer has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. We lost Stephen Sutton, the brave young man who raised £4.5 m...

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. ...