Bowel cancer (colorectal cancer)
Bowel cancer is also called colorectal cancer and includes large bowel cancer (colon cancer) and cancer of the back passage (rectal cancer or cancer of the rectum). Find out about bowel cancer symptoms, risk factors, causes and preventing bowel cancer. There is information about tests to diagnose bowel cancer and treatments including surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, biological therapy, research and clinical trials. The living with bowel cancer section has information about diet after surgery, managing a colostomy, and how cancer may affect your sex life.
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Latest bowel cancer news
Read the latest news on bowel cancer.
- News: From snapshot to family tree – writing the evolutionary rule book of cancer
- 15 Apr 2015
- News: From Branch to Bedside – standing up to inherited bowel cancer
- 24 Mar 2015
- News: Diagnosing cancer early – how far have we come?
- 4 Mar 2015
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