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Colorectal Cancer Striking Younger People More Often

Doctors are seeing more cases of colorectal cancer before the age of 50, the recommended age for screenings to begin. Colon and rectal cancers are often conditions doctors focus on with patients over the age of 50, but recent trends show an uptick in those cancers among people as young as their 20s. Experts say the increase in diagnoses is ...

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Processed meat and cancer link: Just two rashers of bacon per day increases risk of bowel cancer, says WHO

World Health Organisation places bacon and ham in the same category as cigarette smoke and formaldehyde Jamie Merrill It said that just 50g of processed meat a day – less than two slices of bacon – increases the chance of developing bowel cancer by 18 per cent PA Eating bacon rolls, hot dogs and corned beef can raise the risk of ...

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It’s good to be back with you’: BBC news anchor George Alagiah returns to the 6pm bulletin after 18 months away as he battled bowel cancer

Alagiah was suffering  from bowel cancer but treatment ended in October Returned to BBC One’s News at Six tonight after recovery from disease Friends from BBC and rivals Sky and ITV said they welcomed his return  By JAMES DUNN FOR MAILONLINE BBC newsreader George Alagiah tonight made a return to Britain’s screens after recovering from bowel cancer. Alagiah, the presenter ...

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Why green tea could prevent colon cancer: Compounds prevent rogue cells that could lead to polyps from developing

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER Green tea could lower the risk of colon cancer, say researchers at Seoul National University Hospital in South Korea. They are testing this in a study involving 180 people who have had polyps – benign growths – removed from their colon; these polyps can be a precursor to colon cancer. The patients will be given a ...

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Vitamin D, Calcium Dosn’t Prevent Colon Cancer After All

Large study finds supplements no better than placebo at warding off recurring polyps By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New clinical trial results negate the supposed colon cancer-preventing benefits of calcium and vitamin D supplements. Neither calcium nor vitamin D, taken alone or together after precancerous colon polyps were removed, significantly reduced the risk ...

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Over fifty per cent do not go for new bowel cancer test

Press release 21 September 2015 Cancer Research UK news_science-6.jpg Cancer Research UK state that, MORE than half of people invited to take a new bowel cancer screening test didn’t take up the opportunity – even though it could stop them developing or dying from the disease, according to a Cancer Research UK report published today in the Journal of Medical ...

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New drug promises to treat Bowel cancer

Singapore: A small molecule drug combined with chemotherapy may effectively treat colorectal cancer patients, says a new study. The researchers demonstrated the efficiency of the drug called “PRIMA-1met” in inhibiting the growth of colorectal cancer cells. Colorectal cancer is the cancer of the large intestine (colon and rectum) and it is known for its poor long term survival rates among ...

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Flower power: Drug found in crocuses could help beat breast, bowel and lung cancers, new research reveals

Drug made from crocuses wiped out tumours and cured disease in one test Thought to work against almost all types of cancer including biggest killers The so-called cancer ‘smart bomb’ is also thought to be free of side-effects Patients tests could start soon and the drug could be available in five years By FIONA MACRAE SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT FOR THE DAILY ...

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Aspirin lowers bowel cancer risk in obese people with inherited cancer syndrome

News report 17 August 2015 In collaboration with the Press Association aspirin2.jpg Cancer Research state Aspirin can more than halve bowel cancer risk in obese people with Lynch syndrome – an inherited condition linked to an increased risk of cancer – according to data from a UK clinical trial. The new analysis of the CAPP2 trial showed that obesity heightened the risk of bowel cancer among people ...

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Bowel cancer patients will be ‘thrown into dark ages’ if drugs denied

Fifteen leading cancer experts have expressed fear that patients with advanced bowel cancer will have their lives cut short if life-extending treatments suffer further cuts The Cancer Drugs Fund panel is currently considering which treatments the NHS should pay for  Photo: PA By Laura Donnelly, Health Editor 10:00PM BST 30 Jul 2015 Britain will be thrown back into the “dark ...

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