Bowel Cancer

A Letter To My Body On The Eve Of Chemotherapy

Kimberley Burbidge | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kimberley Burbidge

I promise to do my best to eat well, however little I may want to. I will adhere to the practical insights of chemo survivors. Above all I will keep warm. Peripheral neuropathy, in which the nerves at the extremities of the body, fingers and toes, are attacked is very common with my type of chemo, oxaliplatin

This Is What The Most Advanced Bowel Cancer Trial Is Doing For Patients

Dr. Sam Godfrey | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sam Godfrey

Stuart has terminal bowel cancer but is a remarkable man. What struck me talking to him for this week's podcast was how he shoulders this burden wit...

Seeing Is Believing. A Desire To Personify My Cancer

Kimberley Burbidge | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kimberley Burbidge

Cancer feels to me like a faceless foe. People talk of fighting, and beating cancer, but how can you fight what you cannot comprehend or see? At some point soon my fight will involve chemotherapy; transparent, toxic and potent fluids committed to fighting for me.

Alcohol - How Does It Give Us Cancer?

Lucy Eccles | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Eccles

Research by World Cancer Research Fund shows that drinking alcohol is linked to an increased risk of several cancers: bowel, breast, mouth and throat, oesophageal, stomach and liver. In the UK, 21,000 cases of cancer could be prevented each year if nobody drank alcohol, but how does alcohol actually interact with us to cause such a drastic effect?

Patience Is A Virtue, But It Won't Save The NHS

Kimberley Burbidge | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Kimberley Burbidge

Many of us will have grown up knowing variations of the playground rhyme Patience is a virtue, virtue is a grace, and grace is a little girl who would...

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 01.12.2016 | 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 02.11.2016 | 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.