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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- Press release: New type of bowel cancer discovered
- A unique sub-type of bowel cancer has been discovered which has a worse outcome than other types of colon cancer and is...
- 14 Apr 2013
- Press release: Men's bowel cancer rates up by more than a quarter in last 35 years
- Bowel cancer rates among men have risen by nearly 30 per cent in the last 35 years, while women have seen an increase of...
- 2 Apr 2013
- Press release: Family history of bowel cancer increases odds of survival
- A new study that combines genetic information on bowel cancer with NHS patient outcome data has found a link between fam...
- 20 Mar 2013
- News: Dan Jarvis MP: Why I’m running the Marathon for Cancer Research UK
- Dan Jarvis is the Member of Parliament for Barnsley Central and a Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport. Here he…
- 15 Apr 2013
- News: New type of bowel cancer discovered – but what does it mean?
- Thanks to advances in research over the years, we know more about cancer than ever before, with new discoveries being ma…
- 14 Apr 2013
- News: News digest – Budget, bowel screening, Bluetooth, kids smoking and more
- The big news this week was the Budget – Chancellor George Osborne set out the government’s spending priorities for…
- 23 Mar 2013
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