Emergency hospital visits for bowel cancer linked to deprivation
Bowel cancer patients living in the most deprived areas have up to 13% higher levels of emergency admissions prior to a diagnosis than those in the least deprived areas, according to UK researchers.
BOWEL cancer symptoms can be difficult to spot, as they don ’t necessarily make you feel ill. These are the most common warning signs of bowel cancer to look out for. Could you be at risk of a deadly tumour?
The rate of bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is rising across Europe among younger adults in the 20 to 49 age bracket, according to Dutch researchers, who called on clinicians to be “aware” of the trend.
People are routinely screened for bowel cancer at 55 or 60 in England, with these checks thought to have sent rates of the disease falling in older people.
If the trend continues, age screening guidelines may need to be reconsidered, researchers say.
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BOWEL cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK, with around 40,000 new cases being diagnosed every year. These are the major symptoms of bowel cancer you can not ignore and which mean you need to speak to your doctor.
BOWEL cancer symptoms include stomach bloating, a change to your toilet habits, and tummy pain. But you could also be at risk of the disease if your poo has a distinctive consistency. Does your stool look like this?
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