Bowel Cancer

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...

Bowel Cancer Early Diagnosis Could Save Thousands

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

More than 3,000 lives could be saved if bowel cancer sufferers were diagnosed earlier, a charity has revealed. New figures released by Beating Bowe...

It's Time to Take a Huge Step Forward in Beating Bowel Cancer

Mark Flannagan | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Mark Flannagan

It's less than three weeks to go until the General Election. Whatever your political views I think we all agree that these are interesting times as we use our vote to influence what happens over the next five years. For bowel cancer, we see the new Parliament as an opportunity to say loud and clear that we must save and improve lives by setting out within that time frame the significant steps we need to take to beat bowel cancer.

Don't Die of Embarrassment - Let's 'Lift the Lid' on Bowel Cancer

Mark Flannagan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Mark Flannagan

I think a major reason for such lack of knowledge about bowel cancer and its potential to be beaten is that it deal with bottoms and bowels, and the symptoms of bowel cancer involve blood and poo. These aren't subjects for polite company. We need to change that.

A Screening Programme FIT For Purpose

Deborah Alsina | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Alsina

Since its introduction, the NHS bowel cancer screening programme has been shown to be the most effective method of detecting bowel cancer early. Not only does screening pick up bowel cancer in the earliest stage of disease, it can also detect dangerous polyps which may develop into bowel cancer.

Keeping Fit In Middle Age May Help Men Survive Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Many men up their fitness game in their 40s and 50s to ward off the dreaded middle-aged spread and to protect their hearts, and now a new study has fo...

Over 400,000 People Signed the #Clarkson Petition in One Day. Yet Only 5000 Signed a Patient Petition Fighting Cancer Cuts

Mark Flannagan | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK
Mark Flannagan

50% of us will be diagnosed with cancer during our lifetime so we all have a vested interest in how cancer patients are being treated now and in the future.