Wendy Atkin obituary
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...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ara Darzi Tags: Cancer research Health Medical research Science Source Type: news

How to live longer - the one dinner food you should AVOID or risk bowel cancer
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. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin and omega-3 reduce pre-cancerous bowel polyps
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. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Aspirin and omega-3 reduce pre-cancerous bowel polyps
(University of Leeds) 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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Difficult-to-treat bowel cancers respond in first study of new drug combination
(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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

If you have lost this much weight recently it could be a sign of bowel cancer
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. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning - have you lost this much weight? Signs and symptoms revealed
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. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut stem cells offer clues for preventing tumours in inherited bowel cancer
(National Cancer Research Institute) Treating pre-cancerous stem cells at an early stage could be key to preventing bowel cancer in people born with a very high risk of the disease, according to a study in mice presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How to live longer - the best spice to prevent bowel cancer and early death
HOW to live longer: Avoid an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could lower your risk of an early death, and slash your chances of bowel cancer symptoms, by eating more of this cheap spice, it ’s been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer on the rise in young adults
Rates of colorectal cancer are rising by 6% per year in young adults Related items fromOnMedica Chemicals in green vegetables show to prevent bowel cancer Many trusts not offering genetic bowel cancer test Long-term antibiotic use linked to heightened risk of colorectal adenomas Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer Colorectal cancer risk link to ‘inflammatory’ foods (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Rates of the disease are rising among adults - what are the symptoms?
BOWEL cancer rates are on the rise in adults across Europe, according to recent research showing diagnoses are increasing in both younger and older adults. These are the symptoms and signs to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer rates are on the rise in younger people across Europe
Rates of colon cancer among 20 to 39 year olds have shot up by 7.4 per cent annually between 2008 and 2016, according to a study presented at a gastroenterology meeting in Vienna. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer on the rise among young people in Europe
Rate among people aged 20-39 rose 7.4% a year between 2008 and 2016, researchers sayBowel cancer is on the increase among young people in Europe, researchers have discovered, with expanding waistlines thought to play a role in the rise.The condition is most common in the elderly, but some research suggests it is more aggressive in young people. According torecent figures, it is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK, with about 16,000 deaths a year. More than half of bowel cancer cases are thought to be preventable.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Bowel cancer Society Cancer research Health Medical research Science Young people Obesity Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Do you know what the three main signs of bowel cancer are?
BOWEL cancer has three main symptoms, which affect more than 90 per cent of sufferers. But do you know what they are? These are the three main signs of the deadly disease to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer - the 55p daily snack that could prevent bowel cancer and early death
HOW to live longer: Avoid an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could lower your risk of bowel cancer symptoms and boost your life expectancy by eating more of this cheap snack, it ’s been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Which nuts should you be eating to improve your life expectancy?
HOW TO live longer: Eating a healthy and balanced diet is one of the ways proven to increase life expectancy, but what exactly should you be eating? Nuts have been found to improve heart health and prevent serious conditions like type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. So which ones should you be eating? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: A handful of these nuts a day can slow down the ageing process
HOW TO live longer: Eating a healthy and balanced diet is one of the ways proven to increase life expectancy, but what exactly should you be eating? Nuts have been found to improve heart health and prevent serious conditions like type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. So which ones should you be eating? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Cut down on this type of meat to reduce the risk of bowel cancer symptoms
BOWEL cancer doesn ’t have any clear causes, but certain things can increase the risk of developing the disease, such as having a poor diet. Making simple diet changes can therefore help reduce the possibility of getting bowel cancer, such as cutting down on this type of meat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Eating THIS much red meat per day can increase the risk of bowel cancer
BOWEL cancer doesn ’t have any clear causes, but certain things can increase the risk of developing the disease, such as having a poor diet and eating too much red and processed meat. But how much red meat is too much? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Adding more of this to your diet can reduce the risk of developing symptoms
BOWEL cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK, but the risk of developing the disease can be reduced by making some diet changes. Adding more of this to your diet can help lower the risk of getting symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Adding more FIBRE to your diet can reduce the risk of developing symptoms
BOWEL cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK, but the risk of developing the disease can be reduced by making some diet changes. Adding more fibre to your diet can help lower the risk of getting symptoms. Why is fibre good for the bowels and what foods are good sources of it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: This sign could mean you have an advanced form of the disease
BOWEL cancer symptoms usually include a persistent change in bowel habit, blood in the stools and abdominal pain. But sometimes when the cancer grows and becomes advanced, another, less obvious sign can appear. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: How to tell if the disease is advanced - look for this one sign
BOWEL cancer symptoms usually include a persistent change in bowel habit, blood in the stools and abdominal pain. But sometimes when the cancer grows and becomes advanced, another, less obvious sign can appear. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: The one warning sign the disease has advanced
BOWEL cancer symptoms usually include a persistent change in bowel habit, blood in the stools and abdominal pain. But sometimes when the cancer grows and becomes advanced, another, less obvious sign can appear. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning: Should your poo soft or hard? The ‘ideal’ stool consistency revealed
BOWEL cancer symptoms include stomach pain, a change in toilet habits, and finding blood in your stool. You could reveal your risk of bowel cancer by checking your poo after using the toilet. Should a healthy poo be soft or hard? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: When could tummy pain indicate the deadly disease?
BOWEL cancer symptoms can be subtle and won ’t always make sufferers feel ill. Symptoms can be similar to less serious conditions, such as having tummy pain. How do you know if your tummy pain is a sign of bowel cancer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Tummy pain could indicate the deadly disease - when to see a doctor
BOWEL cancer symptoms can be subtle and won ’t always make sufferers feel ill. Symptoms can be similar to those of less serious conditions, putting people off seeing a doctor. How do you know if your tummy pain is a sign of bowel cancer and when should you see your GP? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Stomach pain is one of the signs - when to get a screening
BOWEL cancer symptoms can be subtle and won ’t always make sufferers feel ill. Signs can be similar to those of less serious conditions, putting people off seeing a doctor. How do you know if your stomach pain is a sign of bowel cancer and when should you get a screening? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Feeling bloated after eating could be a warning sign
BOWEL cancer symptoms can be subtle and don ’t necessarily make you feel ill. However, certain symptoms could be mistaken for something less serious, for example feeling bloated after eating. Here’s what to look out for and when a trip to the doctor’s could be necessary. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Four signs the disease has advanced and you need emergency help
BOWEL cancer symptoms can range from changes in normal bowel habit to losing weight. But sometimes when the cancer grows and becomes advanced it can cause bowel obstruction. Other signs then begin to show and if this happens you need emergency help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning - does your poo look like this? What a normal stool looks like reveal
BOWEL cancer symptoms can be difficult to spot, and may not make patients feel necessarily sick. You could reveal whether you ’re at risk of bowel cancer by checking your poo. Does your stool look like this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Having this colour poo could indicate you have the disease
BOWEL cancer symptoms can be subtle and won ’t always necessarily make you ill. However, one way to detect the disease is by looking at the colour of your stools. Here’s what to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of over-60s ignore at-home bowel cancer screening tests
Researchers from University College London found that when screening tests were sent out in the post in 2015, 51 per cent of people failed to return them, increasing their risk of dying from the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of over 60s 'ignore bowel cancer screening in England'
People are missing out on a test that could reduce their risk of dying from the disease, a cancer charity says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of over-60s ignore lifesaving bowel cancer screening
(Cancer Research UK) Half (51 percent) of people invited to bowel screening for the first time in 2015 didn't take part, according to the latest figures from Cancer Research UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning - why you should never ignore this common sign in your tummy
BOWEL  cancer symptoms include a persistent change in toilet habits, finding blood in your stools, or even unexplained weight loss. But, you should also never ignore this stomach sign, as it could be a warning of the deadly disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel screening to start at 50
These recommendations from the UK National Screening Committee suggest that bowel cancer screening in England should start 10 years earlier. Following a review of the evidence, the committee recommends that screening should be offered from aged 50 to 74 using the faecal immunochemical home test kit (FIT). Screening people at a younger age would enable more bowel cancers to be picked up at an earlier stage, where treatment is likely to be more effective and survival chances improved. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Bowel Cancer Audit: the feasibility of reporting Patient Reported Outcome Measures as part of a national colorectal cancer audit.
This report details the results of a study examining the feasibility of reporting Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) as part of a national audit of colorectal cancer patients in order to assess the quality of life in survivors. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer - the 50p ‘striking’ vegetable that could prevent deadly disease
BOWEL cancer risk could be reduced by making some diet or exercise changes. Eating more of this cheap vegetable could prevent the deadly disease, scientists have claimed. Its preventative effects are “striking”, they said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning: Does your poo look like this? Why you should never ignore thin stool
BOWEL cancer symptoms may not make patients feel ill, as the signs can be very subtle. One of the first ways to screen for the disease is to check your stools. Thin poo may be a warning sign of bowel cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency hospital visits more common among most deprived bowel cancer patients
(Cancer Research UK) Bowel cancer patients living in the most deprived areas have up to 13 percent higher proportions of emergency hospital admissions before a diagnosis than patients living in the least deprived areas, according to a study funded by Cancer Research UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How the humble cabbage can stop cancers
Researchers reveal how chemicals in some vegetables can prevent bowel cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Bowel Cancer Audit: the feasibility of reporting Patient Reported Outcome Measures as part of a national colorectal cancer audit
This feasibility study links the NHS England National Cancer Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) to the National Bowel Cancer Audit data to establish the feasibility of the PROMs as part of the national clinical audit. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Chemicals in green vegetables show to prevent bowel cancer
Diets high in indole-3-carbinol protect stomach cells from chaotic division Related items fromOnMedica FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Colorectal cancer risk link to ‘inflammatory’ foods Taking aspirin with a PPI reduces risk of oesophageal cancer Cetuximab with chemo shrinks more secondaries Overweight teens more likely to have severe liver disease later (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Compound in kale, cabbage and broccoli protects against bowel cancer  
Researchers from  the Francis Crick Institute, London, found that when green vegetables are digested a protein is activated that reduces gut inflammation and prevents bowel cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer screening in England to start earlier from 50
Bowel cancer screening in England is set to start at an earlier age of 50 to improve early detection, according to Public Health England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Bowel cancer - do you have this painful warning sign? How to spot symptoms
A SIGN of bowel cancer can be a pain in the abdomen that cannot be explained, Bowel Cancer UK have reported. Other symptoms include unexplained weight loss, a change to your toilet habits, or finding blood in your stools. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel screening to start at 50
Ministers agree to national screening committee ’s recommendation for bowel cancer screening in England in future to start earlier at 50. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news