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Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer, rectal cancer or bowel cancer almost always occurs in the large bowel - cancer of the small bowel is rare. Symptoms of colorectal cancer include blood in your stools, a change in normal bowel habits, a lump that your doctor can feel in your back passage, weight loss, pain in the abdomen or back passage, and anemia. Treatment depends on where the cancer is in the bowel and how far it has spread but may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
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Is carrageenan safe to eat?

September 19, 2018 - 21:00
Carrageenan is a controversial food additive. It is FDA-approved, but some scientists believe that it can cause inflammation, bowel disorders, and even certain cancers. In this article, we look at the research behind carrageenan, including its possible side effects, dangers, uses, and common foods that contain it.

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk

September 19, 2018 - 07:00
A large multinational cohort study finds that eating foods with a low nutritional quality on a regular basis is linked with a heightened risk of cancer.

'Junk DNA' has role in cancer spread, say scientists

August 16, 2018 - 16:00
Scientists find that parts of DNA once considered to be 'junk' actually instruct cells to make RNA molecules that keep cancer-promoting genes switched on.

Diets 'devoid of vegetable matter' may cause colon cancer

August 14, 2018 - 16:00
Feeding mice a diet rich in a compound that results from the digestion of cabbage and other brassicas protected their gut from inflammation and cancer.

Bowel cancer: Low-calorie soft drinks could reduce recurrence

July 20, 2018 - 15:00
A new study suggests that higher consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks is tied to less chance of recurrence and death in stage 3 bowel cancer.

What does it mean when your poop is stringy?

July 18, 2018 - 13:00
Poop changes, depending on what a person eats, and can sometimes look stringy. Both serious and mild conditions that affect the bowels can cause stringy poop. Medical treatment depends on the underlying cause while poop may change naturally once a person changes their diet. Learn more about stringy poop here.

Targeting one hormone may help treat bowel cancer

July 16, 2018 - 16:00
A new study reveals that p38 protein in myeloid cells promotes gut inflammation and tumor formation with help from a hormone triggered by p38 in the cells.

Is it possible to kill cancer by 'overfeeding' it?

June 24, 2018 - 10:00
Cancer thrives on the buildup of 'nutrients' that can damage healthy cells. But can cancer cells have 'too much of a good thing?' Researchers investigate.

Low vitamin D levels may raise bowel cancer risk

June 15, 2018 - 07:00
Pooling data from three continents and multiple studies, researchers find a link between lower vitamin D levels and increased risk of colorectal cancer.

Aspirin's anticancer effect explored

June 7, 2018 - 15:00
The common over-the-counter painkiller aspirin appears to protect against colorectal cancer. A new study uncovers the cellular mechanisms involved.