Julie Walters reveals bowel cancer diagnosis - what are the warning signs?
DAME JULIE WATERS, 69, has opened up about her secret bowel cancer battle after she was diagnosed 18 months ago. The shock diagnosis came after the star experienced a number of symptoms - what are the main warning signs of bowel caner? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dame Julie Walters reveals shock of bowel cancer diagnosis
The actress tells Victoria Derbyshire her next film, The Secret Garden, could possibly be her last. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man's colon cancer spreads to his TESTICLES after he was kicked by a mule 20 years ago
The 53-year-old had to have his testicle removed as well as having chemo for his bowel cancer. Doctors in Iowa City said damage to tubes inside his scrotum may have contributed to the tumour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bleeding may be a sign of bowel cancer not just a side-effect of blood-thinning drugs
(European Society of Cardiology) Patients who are being treated with blood-thinning drugs for irregular heart beat should always be investigated for bowel cancer if they experience gastrointestinal bleeding, say the authors of a study published in the European Heart Journal. A study of nearly 125,500 Danish atrial fibrillation patients shows those who experienced bleeding were between 11 and 24 times more likely to be diagnosed with bowel cancer, compared to patients who did not have bleeding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: The feeling after you've been to the toilet could signal disease
BOWEL cancer symptoms can creep up on you as the deadly tumour increases in size. Healthy cells grow and divide in an orderly way whereas cancerous cells reproduce uncontrollably, accumulating into a bigger mass. A certain feeling following a loo break can reveal that your cells have lost control. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS staffing shortage means 1,100 people with bowel cancer in England are being diagnosed too late
More than 1,100 people in England are 'slipping through the net' each year because there is a lack of specialists to conduct tests, according to Cancer Research UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early cancer diagnosis may be missed due to staff shortages
1,100 patients could miss out on early diagnosis per year, charity warns Related items fromOnMedica Faecal blood testing best to spot cancer and cost-effective FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Young adults ’ rate of bowel cancer is rising in Europe New test prompts rise in bowel screening uptake Experts advise against routine bowel cancer testing for all over 50s (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 28, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS staff shortages mean patients miss out on early bowel cancer diagnosis
(Cancer Research UK) Around 1,100 people in England could miss out on the chance of an early stage bowel cancer diagnosis through screening each year because of NHS staff shortages, according to new calculations released by Cancer Research UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Five signs to look for when you go to the toilet
BOWEL cancer is any cancer that affects the colon and rectum. Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and the second biggest cancer killer. Knowing the early signs of the deadly disease is crucial and should not be ignored. What are the five signs to look out for when a person goes to the toilet? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: The colour of your stools could signal the deadly disease
BOWEL cancer can be extremely aggressive when not caught early enough. As leading charity Bowel Cancer UK says: “Early diagnosis really does save lives.” What is a symptom of this deadly disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Noticing a lump on this body part could mean you’re at risk of the disease
BOWEL cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, with more than 42,000 people diagnosed with the condition in the UK every year. Noticing a lump and feeling a pain in this body part could mean you ’re at risk of developing the deadly disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Bowel Cancer Audit Annual Report 2019
This tenth report of the audit includes data on over 30,000 patients diagnosed with bowel cancer between 01 April 2017 and 31 March 2018. For the first time, indicators of return to theatre and robotic surgery are reported and the measure of adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer is reported at trust/hospital level in England. The report discusses several key findings for care pathways, surgical care, survival, rectal cancer and National Cancer Registry data. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Taking this popular medication could help stave your risk of the disease
BOWEL cancer is the most common forms of cancer in the UK. Survival of the disease greatly depends on the type and stage of the cancer. New research revealed taking a certain medication once a day could help greatly reduce one ’s risk of developing the deadly disease. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily dose of aspirin could lower bowel cancer risks, study suggests
Researchers at City of Hope Hospital in Duarte, California found that the higher daily dose of aspirin they gave mice each day, the more effectively they could stop colorectal tumor growth and recurrence. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: This sign after you've been to the toilet could signal the disease
Bowel cancer survival outcomes greatly depends on the type and stage of the cancer so it is imperative to watch out for the early warning signs to improve outcomes. The symptoms are mainly associated with the bowel and a certain feeling after you ’ve been to the toilet may signal the deadly disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New hopes to beat debilitating cancer side effects
Palifermin shows promise in battling serious skin disorders following EGFR treatment Related items fromOnMedica Reclassifying cancers 'will improve treatment' Counsel young people to avoid skin cancer, says US Chemicals in green vegetables show to prevent bowel cancer DIY urine test could be cervical screening ‘game changer’ NICE approves new treatment for high-risk skin cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Do your stools look like this? Warning sign of the deadly disease
BOWEL cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK, but like all the cancers there ’s currently no cure. Recognising symptoms early can help towards more successful treatment. One of the main signs to note is how your stools look. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

George Alagiah health: BBC journalist opens up about his cancer diagnosis - symptoms
GEORGE ALAGIAH, 64, is an instantly recognisable face, having been spent almost two decades presenting on the BBC TEN O'Clock News. In 2014, he was diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer, which in 2017 he revealed had returned. He recently opened about the diagnosis in a podcast. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: What colour are your stools? Sign you could have the deadly disease
BOWEL cancer is one of the most common types of in the UK and there are around 40,000 new cases being diagnosed every year. A person ’s stools can hold a lot of clues in terms of their health and noticing a certain colour in your stools could mean you’re at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Private bowel cancer checks are 'less accurate' than tests carried out on the NHS, study suggests 
UK researchers looked at more than 120,000 individuals having a colonoscopy, the main test for colorectal cancer, in England between 2005 and 2013. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer rates after colonoscopies too varied
Thousands of cases missed by testing failures Related items fromOnMedica Long delay after FIT linked to higher risk of cancer FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary NHS must improve access to screening to save lives Young adults ’ rate of bowel cancer is rising in Europe (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bowel cancer rates after colonoscopy vary by provider
(University of Leeds) A colonoscopy is the main test used to detect bowel cancer, but like most tests, it is not always 100% accurate and cancers can be missed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Having this colour stools could signal the deadly disease
BOWEL cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and the second biggest cancer killer. Symptoms of the disease can be subtle and doesn ’t necessarily make a person feel ill. But having a certain colour stools could signal the deadly disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Study zeroes in on gut bacteria that may cause bowel cancer
New research uses Mendelian randomization and genetic data to study potential causal relations between certain types of gut bacteria and bowel cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Certain strains of gut bacteria could heighten the risk of bowel cancer by up to 15%, study claims
A Bristol University paper studying how someone's gut bacteria could affect their health found that people with more of a certain type - named Bacteroidales - were more likely to get bowel cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers identify certain gut bacteria that may be involved in causing bowel cancer
People who have a certain type of bacteria in their guts may be at greater risk of developing bowel cancer. The findings will be presented by University of Bristol researcher, Dr Kaitlin Wade, at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference in Glasgow today [Monday 4 November]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Some gut bacteria may increase bowel cancer risk, research suggests
Study shows people with more Bacteroidales bacteria may have up to 15% more risk of diseaseBacteria in the gut might influence the chance of developing bowel cancer, research suggests, in the latest study to link human health to the microbes within.The gutmicrobiome– the collection of fungi, bacteria and viruses within our gut – is a booming topic of research, with scientists suggesting certain microbial makeups could be linked to conditions ranging from anxiety to obesity.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Cancer research Science Health Society Microbiology Medical research UK news Source Type: news

Certain gut bacteria may be involved in causing colorectal cancer
People with an unclassified type of Bacteroidales bacteria in their guts may be at greater risk of developing colorectal cancer Related items fromOnMedica Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary Bowel cancer screening tests exceed target set in Scotland Taking aspirin with a PPI reduces risk of oesophageal cancer FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Screening for colorectal cancer should start at 45 years (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: How the shape of your stools could signal the deadly disease
BOWEL cancer symptoms are not always obvious because they don ’t necessarily make you feel ill. But with the cancer being one of the most common cancers in the UK, it’s important to recognise the signs when they do appear. If your stools appear a certain shape, there’s a chance you could have the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs' Gut Instinct'Could Help Earlier Cancer Diagnosis'GPs' Gut Instinct'Could Help Earlier Cancer Diagnosis '
GPs should order more chest X-rays, encourage bowel cancer screening and trust their gut instincts, if they want to catch cancers at an earlier stage, the RCGP's annual conference was told.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Cases of pancreatic and colorectal cancer have soared by 10% across the world since 1990
There were 1.8million new cases of bowel cancer in 2017, up by 9.5 per cent over the last 27 years. Figures show 52,331 people were diagnosed with the disease in 2017 and 209,237 in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Three signs in your stools that could signal the deadly disease
BOWEL cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in a person ’s large bowel. Symptoms typically involve changes in a person’s stools. Here are three warning signs to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: The four most common signs that should never be ignored
BOWEL cancer symptoms can be difficult to recognise. Spotting any of these common signs could be a warning that you might have the disease. What are the four most common signs of bowel cancer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic testing kits 'may wrongly reassure those at risk of cancer'
Consumer testing kits fail to pick up majority of DNA mutations, say researchersConsumer genetic tests could be giving false reassurance to those at heightened risk of cancers, according to findings presented at an international conference this week.The study, by clinical genetic testing company Invitae, revealed that tests for breast and bowel cancer risk by direct-to-consumer companies such as 23andMe give negative results to the vast majority of those carrying DNA mutations in the genes under investigation.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Genetics Cancer Health UK news World news US news Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: The signs in your tummy that could signal the deadly disease
BOWEL cancer symptoms can be hard to spot. Spotting the early warning signs will improve outcomes. Changes in a person ’s tummy can signal the deadly disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Three ‘subtle’ warning signs to watch out for
BOWEL cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK. Spotting the warning signs early enough significantly improves outcomes. It is therefore imperative to recognise the early warning signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: One major often misdiagnosed symptom that signals the condition
BOWEL cancer is the most common forms of cancer in the UK. It ’s been estimated that if bowel cancer is picked up at the earliest stage, more than nine in ten patients survive the disease. If it is diagnosed very late on, nine in ten will die. What is the one major sign of bowel cancer that should never be ignored? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: The sign after you've been to the toilet that signals the condition
BOWEL cancer is extremely common in the UK and over 40,000 people are given a bowel cancer diagnosis annually. Spotting the signs early is crucial for treatment to be more effective, and if you experience a certain sensation after you ’ve been to the toilet it could be a warning sign. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Could fasting 16 hours a day REALLY help you keep cancer at bay?
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Breast and bowel cancer are strongly linked to excess fat, so keeping to a healthy weight will reduce your risk. I believe one of the best ways to do this is by intermittent fasting. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-carb diets may help you shed weight but do they raise the risk of cancer?
The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat plan which even has its own hashtag #LCHF. But very low-carb diets often lack fibre - long proven to have a protective effect against bowel cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plans to lower bowel cancer screening age could do more harm than good, experts warn
Scientists from Norway, Canada and the US, said those who are at low risk of the disease, but whose home tests raise red flags, could be harmed by the resulting colonoscopies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts advise against routine bowel cancer testing for all over 50s
Only those at higher risk should be screened expert panel advises Related items fromOnMedica FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Young adults ’ rate of bowel cancer is rising in Europe Bowel cancer screening tests exceed target set in Scotland Chemicals in green vegetables show to prevent bowel cancer Cancer mortality cut by a third in young people (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Is Less Red Meat Better For You? Controversial New Guidelines Say No
(CNN) — Leading nutritional experts in the United States and the UK are fired up about new dietary recommendations claiming there’s no need to reduce your red and processed meat intake for good health. “This is a very irresponsible public health recommendation,” said Dr. Frank Hu, who chairs the nutrition department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The new guidelines and five corresponding studies are part of a systematic analysis of existing research done by NutriRECS, a recently formed international group of nutritionists and health researchers. NutriRECS says its mission is to &l...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local CNN Red Meat Source Type: news

Can Bowel Cancer Screening Reduce Patient Death?
A new study from the University of South Australia researchers found the number of people that die from bowel or colorectal cancer (CRC) would be much higher without pre-diagnostic colonoscopies. Now more than 700,000 people die from bowel cancer each year according to the university. The researchers from the University’s Cancer Epidemiology and Population Health looked at data from 12,906 bowel cancer patients that indicate the fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) with a follow-up colonoscopy plays a key role in catching the disease early before symptoms appear. Results show that having one pre-diagnostic c...
Source: MDDI - September 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do gut bacteria affect bowel cancer development?
A new meta-review of several existing studies has found links between gut microbiome composition and trends in bowel cancer development. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Only a third of women in their 60s take up all cancer screenings, study finds
Most women undergo breast cancer screening but only around half are undergoing bowel cancer screening Related items fromOnMedica Experts call for wider HPV vaccination NHS cancer screening programmes set for major review Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Third of emergency cancer presenters never saw GP New cervical cancer test outperforms existing tests (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Doctors said Herefordshire woman's bowel cancer was piles
Beth Hewitt, 35, had blood in her stools but said she was told she was too young to have bowel cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK still behind in cancer survival despite recent surge
Big improvement in past two decades fails to close gap with likes of Australia and CanadaCancer survival rates in the UK have improved markedly over recent decades but still lag behind those of comparable countries, a major research exercise has shown.The study looked at one-year and five-year survival of cancer patients in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway and the UK between 1995 and 2014. It found that while the chances of surviving cancer have improved in the UK, they have not caught up with other countries, which are also doing better thanks to new technologies and efforts to catch the disease at...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Cancer Cancer research Lung cancer Ovarian cancer Medical research Bowel cancer Health UK news Science Society Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Three changes in your normal bowel habit that could signal the disease
BOWEL cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the UK. While it is not known exactly what causes the cancer, lifestyle factors may increase the risk. If a person experiences the following three changes in their bowel habit, it could signal they are at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS bowel cancer test fails to spot a THIRD of tumours
Kate Wardle, pictured, was screened for bowel cancer in March 2017 - but the test missed a growth beyond the reach of the scope, which within 18 months had developed into a two-inch tumour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news