Bowel Cancer

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 21.09.2015 | 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 21.09.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 25.08.2015 | 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 18.08.2015 | 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...

It's Time to Stop Bowel Cancer

Deborah Alsina | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Alsina

We can stop bowel cancer, it isn't a pipe dream, but we need your help right now so please sponsor me or take on a fundraising challenge of your own. You don't need to abseil down the Orbit or run the London Marathon, it could be as simple as inviting your friends or work colleagues around for a fundraising coffee morning, just please do something.

Man Diagnosed With Bowel Cancer Aged 30

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Steve Shergold passed around a pint of blood when he went to the toilet after going to the Isle of Wight festival in June 2012. He brushed it off, ...

Bowel Cancer, It Won't Happen To Me... Right?

Gemma Savory | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gemma Savory

Probably like most of you, less than a year ago, having cancer was the last thing on my mind. Life was pretty good and busy with work as it is for most people of my age. Yes that's right, people of my age. At only 30 years old, I am fighting bowel cancer. That doesn't happen to people of my age though...right?

Woman Diagnosed With Bowel Cancer In Her 20s, After Two Years Of Misdiagnosis

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

At the age of 22, Anna Flood visited her GP complaining of extreme fatigue. But she says it wasn't until two years later, after multiple trips to ...

The Continuing Adventures of Cancer Boy

Jeremy Allen | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jeremy Allen

A bit more pain and hanging around and being at the mercy of machines is doable. It's a bit like going on a long tour with a really shit band. The chemo I've done for the last two days is certainly not as bad as my worst hangover was back in the day, but it does feel like the most oppressive jetlag, the plane having flown in from Mars.

Eating Walnuts May Slow Progression Of Bowel Cancer, Study Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Eating a handful of walnuts per day could help slow down the growth of cancer tumours, a study suggests. Researchers from the US believe omega-3 fa...