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.
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AbstractBackgroundThe present study aimed to characterise the prevalence and prognostic impact of normocytic anaemia in patients undergoing curative treatment for colorectal cancer.MethodsAll individuals invited to the first round of bowel cancer screening, diagnosed with colorectal cancer and treated with curative intent from April 2009 to March 2011 in a single health board were included. The modified Glasgow prognostic score (mGPS) was used to quantify preoperative systemic inflammation. Patients were grouped as having microcytic anaemia (Hb
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Epidemiologist whose research led to a breakthrough in bowel cancer screening programmes worldwide“Breakthrough” is an overused word when applied to medical advances. But in the case of the2010 trial of a new screening test for bowel cancer led by Wendy Atkin, professor of gastrointestinal epidemiology atImperial College London, who has died of acute myeloid leukaemia aged 71, it is fully deserved. Its impact will be felt by millions. The trial was the first in the world to show that bowel cancer – the second biggest cancer killer in the UK – could be prevented with a simple, five-minute test.The ex...
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Patients undergoing surgery for bowel cancer now have a routine screening test to assess their genetic predisposition to this and other cancers (Lynch syndrome). A result indicating a high risk should trigger ...
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HOW to love longer: Avoid an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could lower your risk of deadly bowel cancer symptoms by avoiding this dinner, it ’s been claimed.
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Publication date: Available online 19 November 2018Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Mark A Hull, Kirsty Sprange, Trish Hepburn, Wei Tan, Aisha Shafayat, Colin J Rees, Gayle Clifford, Richard F Logan, Paul M Loadman, Elizabeth A Williams, Diane Whitham, Alan A Montgomery, seAFOod Collaborative GroupSummaryBackgroundThe omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and aspirin both have proof of concept for colorectal cancer chemoprevention, aligned with an excellent safety profile. Therefore, we aimed to test the efficacy of EPA and aspirin, alone and in combination and compared with a placebo, in individuals w...
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Conclusions: This single-center study suggests that a higher proportion of Black cancer patients exhibited cancer-associated VTE compared to White cancer patients. Importantly, this significant difference was especially reflected in specific cancer subtypes. Race had an independent effect on cancer-associated VTE but showed no significant influence on recurrent VTE. Our current investigation motivates additional large-scale studies of cohorts with substantial representation of Blacks and ethnic minorities to further identify factors that contribute to racial disparities in the context of cancer-associated VTE, thus guiding...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 903. Outcomes Research-Non-Malignant Hematology: Health Outcomes in Hemophilia, Thrombosis, ITP, and Hereditary Transthyreitin Amyloidosis Source Type: research
Conclusions: we do recommend VHL gene sequenation in young patients with otherwise unxplained polyglobulia, especially if there is any sign of familiarity, or unusual precipitation of cancer in the family. We are extending our family screening more deeply, and try to gain data on this polymorphism in 100 young healthy volunteers, analysing their bloofd counts and complex family history. We plan careful hematologic and oncologic followup of our patients and first degree relatives.DisclosuresMiklos: Novo nordisk: Honoraria; AOP Orphan: Honoraria.
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 101. Red Cells and Erythropoiesis, Structure and Function, Metabolism, and Survival, Excluding Iron Source Type: research
Both aspirin and a purified omega-3, called EPA, reduce the number of pre-cancerous polyps in patients found to be at high risk of developing bowel cancer, according to new research. A clinical trial, led by the University of Leeds, found that both aspirin and EPA reduced the number of bowel polyps in patients one year on from a screening colonoscopy (large bowel camera test), although they did not reduce the chances of an individual having any polyps present in the bowel.
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(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) Early results from a phase I trial in a small group of patients with advanced cancer using two drugs (nivolumab and pixatimod) that stimulate the immune system report that patients with bowel cancer may benefit from the combination. The research is presented at the 30th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics in Dublin, Ireland.
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BOWEL cancer symptoms include unexplained weight loss, bleeding or finding blood in your poo, or feeling very tired for no reason. But how much weight should you lose before seeing a doctor? Losing this much weight in a short space of time could be a bowel cancer sign.
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