Les, aged 67, had taken part in bowel
screening before and been using the test kits for some years and had always received clear results.
It's aimed at men and women aged 60-74 years to encourage them to take part in the NHS Bowel
Cancer Screening programme.
We hope it helps men and women view bowel
cancer screening as a normal part of looking after their health, and encourages them to complete the test kit.
Men are at much higher risk and 95 per cent of bowel
cancer cases are in over-50s.
leaving her with just weeks to live - and the country is united with a mix of admiration ancer "At Bowel
Cancer UK, we were all saddened to hear the news of Lynda L Bellingham's diagnosis of advanced bowel
cancer," agrees Deborah Alsina, chief executive at Bowel
In a primary analysis published earlier this year, investigators found no benefit to mechanical bowel
preparation with regard to the operative field quality.
Usually, a tiny camera is inserted into the bowel
via the rectum.
Although the reasons for this rise are not clear, the reality is that medical practitioners and parents alike need to be better informed about how inflammatory bowel
disease may present in a young person, and the myriad repercussions that such a diagnosis may have.
Symptoms of bowel
cancer, which can start anywhere in the large or small intestine, include blood in your stools, an unexplained change in your bowel
habits, such as prolonged diarrhoea or constipation, and unexplained weight loss.
The C List has been published to coincide with April's Bowel
Cancer Awareness Month, which aims to draw more attention to this form of the disease - the second biggest killer of all cancers.
SCIENTISTS in Birmingham have discovered a diet high in iron-rich red meat can trigger bowel
cancer in people with a faulty gene.
Computed tomography (CT) has become an indispensable tool for evaluating the small bowel
in both the outpatient and emergency room settings, replacing the radiographic small-bowel
follow-through (SBFT) examination in most instances.