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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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Colon cancer: Changes in gut bacteria may lead to new blood test

16 hours 38 min ago
A new study conducted in mice and humans suggests that imbalances in gut bacteria may play a key role in the development of sporadic colorectal cancer.

Study zeroes in on gut bacteria that may cause bowel cancer

November 4, 2019 - 16:00
New research uses Mendelian randomization and genetic data to study potential causal relations between certain types of gut bacteria and bowel cancer.

What can cause a hard lump in the anus?

October 18, 2019 - 18:00
Various health conditions and infections can cause a hard lump to appear on the anus. The accompanying symptoms may range from mild to severe. Learn about the causes of a hard anus and some potential treatments here.

Do gut bacteria affect bowel cancer development?

September 20, 2019 - 15:00
A new meta-review of several existing studies has found links between gut microbiome composition and trends in bowel cancer development.

What is a colostomy bag? What to know

September 16, 2019 - 21:00
A colostomy bag collects fecal waste from the digestive tract after a person has a colostomy. Learn more about the different types and life with a colostomy bag here.

Physical activity earlier in life prevents colon polyps later on

September 2, 2019 - 08:00
New research finds that exercising daily in adolescence and adulthood reduces the risk of developing adenomatous polyps at an older age.

What is Lynch syndrome?

August 28, 2019 - 19:00
Lynch syndrome is a genetic condition that increases a person’s risk of developing colorectal cancer. Learn more about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment here.

Antibiotics and bowel cancer: Study finds link

August 21, 2019 - 08:00
A study looking at antibiotics and bowel cancer concludes that the drugs might increase the risk of colon cancer, but lower the risk of rectal cancer.

Survival and chemotherapy success rates for various cancers

August 13, 2019 - 22:00
Success rates help indicate how effective various treatments are. Here, we provide success rates of treatments involving chemotherapy for various types of cancer.