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: ASCO 2016: will fine-tuning treatments require redefined tumours?
- 15 Jun 2016
- News: Why reducing cancer risk is more than ‘just a walk in the park’
- 18 May 2016
- News: Six ways to reduce your risk of bowel cancer
- 5 Apr 2016
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