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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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Bowel cancer: New biomarker may also boost treatment

January 8, 2019 - 11:00
Researchers investigating a new biomarker for colorectal cancer have also uncovered a novel intervention that might help treat a range of cancer types.

Does magnesium hold the key to vitamin D benefits?

December 30, 2018 - 08:00
Research has linked low vitamin D levels with a range of conditions, including bowel cancer. But, without magnesium, vitamin D may not function properly.

Combo of existing drugs fights bowel cancer and reduces side effects

December 26, 2018 - 11:00
By combining two common cancer drugs, researchers have found a more effective way to treat colorectal cancer and reduce unpleasant side effects.

Colorectal cancer: Loss of two genes may drive tumor formation

December 13, 2018 - 11:00
New research shows how the loss of two genes may drive an aggressive form of colorectal cancer. The findings also point to a potential new treatment.

How aspirin and omega-3 may reduce cancer risk

November 20, 2018 - 16:00
A new clinical trial suggests that taking aspirin and an omega-3 fatty acid can decrease the number of precancerous growths in the colon.

Can dogs detect cancer?

November 8, 2018 - 16:00
Dogs have an incredibly sensitive sense of smell. They are able to detect various types of cancer through odor signatures in a person’s breath, urine, and skin. Here, we look at how dogs can detect cancer, the types of cancer they can smell, and how medical professionals can use dogs in cancer research and diagnostics.

Can Crohn's disease be fatal?

October 24, 2018 - 15:00
Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. People do not usually die from the disease, but it can increase the risk of severe or fatal complications. In this article, learn about life-threatening complications of Crohn’s disease, including their symptoms.

Can ulcerative colitis be fatal?

October 16, 2018 - 18:00
Doctors do not usually consider ulcerative colitis (UC) to be a life-threatening condition, but it may increase a person’s risk of some serious complications. Learn more here.

Can aspirin help treat cancer?

September 30, 2018 - 11:00
A systematic review of 71 studies suggests that regular aspirin intake may help treat cancers such as colon cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.