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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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How do fruit and veg reduce colorectal cancer risk?

December 26, 2019 - 11:00
Researchers may have uncovered how flavonoids may protect against colorectal cancer. The authors hope their findings will lead to a preventive drug.

Processed meat and cancer link depends on nitrite content

December 20, 2019 - 17:00
The strength of evidence linking processed meats to colorectal cancer depends on whether the products contain nitrites, according to a recent review.