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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.

How fruit and vegetable compounds help prevent colorectal cancer

November 29, 2019 - 17:00
While scientists have known for some time that flavonoids can help fight colorectal cancer, the mechanisms have not been clear. Now, a study has found one.

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

November 21, 2019 - 08:00
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.