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: Processed meat and cancer – what you need to know
- 26 Oct 2015
- News: Gut microbes trigger chemo side-effects, but there could be a way to stop them
- 17 Sep 2015
- News: Science Snaps: prioritising the gene faults behind bowel cancer
- 7 Sep 2015
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