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  Bowel cancer
Bowel is the general term for the long muscular tube that starts at the bottom of the stomach and ends at the anus.
Bowel (colorectal) cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum, and it arises from the cells that line the bowel.
Cancers of this part of the colon, including the caecum, tend to show themselves very subtly as iron-deficiency anaemia, due to loss of small amounts of blood over a long period of time.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/bowelcancer.htm   (4051 words)

  
  Bowel cancer - Better Health Channel.
Bowel cancer usually begins in the lining of the colon or rectum.
A stoma (an opening of the bowel onto the abdomen) is sometimes made during the surgery.
The Cancer Council Victoria’s Cancer Helpline on 13 11 20
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcArticles.nsf/pages/Bowel_cancer?OpenDocument   (462 words)

  
 A-Z Health Topics >> Bowel Cancer
Bowel cancer is caused by the abnormal growth of cells in some part of the bowel to form a lump or tumour.
Bowel cancer is most common in the large bowel which is made up of the colon and rectum.
Bowel cancer is more common in older people, and is the second most common cancer in NSW with about 3,500 new cases being diagnosed in NSW each year, and around 8,700 Australia wide.
www.health.nsw.gov.au /topics/bowelcancer.html   (589 words)

  
 NIBCSP - bowel cancer, bowel cancer screening, bowel cancer forum, bowel cancer discussion, bowel cancer information, ...
Bowel cancer screening is a technique of identifying people who may have bowel cancer or a precursor by testing samples of their stools for the presence of hidden (occult) blood.
Bowel cancer typically does not show clinical symptoms until it is at a more advanced stage.
Bleeding caused by polyps or bowel cancer can be intermittent and the blood may be in only one part of the stool, so to maximise the chance of detecting this blood samples are taken over three different days.
www.bowelcancerforum.com /faq.cfm   (2436 words)

  
 European School of Oncology | The Facts > Bowel Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bowel cancer can occur in any part of the large bowel (the colon or rectum) and very rarely in the small bowel.
Bowel cancer is a common form of cancer in developed countries but is much rarer in the less developed world.
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in men, and the second most common cancer in women in the UK.
www.cancerworld.org /mediacentre/Bowel_Cancer_Factsheet.aspx   (2626 words)

  
 Merck KGaA - Risk Factors -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Among the genetic factors, having a close relative diagnosed with bowel cancer before the age of 45 years, or having two first-degree relatives with the illness does increase the risk of developing bowel cancer.
Other factors which may predispose you to bowel cancer are a sedentary life, obesity and smoking.
Bowel cancer also becomes more common with increasing age, and the average age of diagnosis is between 60-70 years.
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 NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
Bowel cancer screening aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage (in people with no symptoms), when treatment is more likely to be effective.
The English Bowel Cancer Screening Pilot, based in Coventry and North Warwickshire, invited men and women for screening until the pilot finished in March 2007.
The objective of the English Colorectal (Bowel) Screening Pilot was to assess the feasibility of introducing into the NHS a national screening programme for colorectal (bowel) cancer based on faecal occult blood testing.
www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk /bowel/index.html   (1224 words)

  
 Learn AboutSmall Intestine or Bowel Cancer
Small bowel cancer is an uncommon cancer, with about 2100 new cases a year in the United States.
The stage of a cancer describes how much cancer there is, what tissue it has invaded, and whether or not it spread to lymph nodes and other parts of the body.
Stage 0: cancer cells are only in the lining layer (in the mucosa) and have not invaded the outer layers or lymph nodes.
www.mgh.harvard.edu /cancer/crr/types/gi/SmBowel.asp   (1769 words)

  
 BBC - Health - Conditions - Colorectal (bowel) cancer
Colorectal cancer (also known as bowel cancer) affects the lower part of the digestive system - the large bowel and the rectum.
If caught early, this cancer can be treated effectively, so the chances of being cured are increased if people are aware of the symptoms and go to their GP as soon as possible.
The exact cause of bowel cancer isn't known, although genetics can play a part, either through specific genetic mutations or inherited diseases that are known to predispose someone to the condition.
www.bbc.co.uk /health/conditions/cancer/typescancer_bowel.shtml   (1267 words)

  
 BBC - Health - Conditions - Bowel cancer
Bowel cancer refers to malignant tumours of the lower end of the gastrointestinal tract (further on from the stomach and small intestines).
Once bowel cancer has been confirmed using tests such as a barium enema or colonscopy (a telescopic tube inserted into the back passage to view the inside of the bowel and take biopsy sample), surgery is usually the first option for treatment.
One of the main fears people have about bowel cancer is that treatment will mean living with a colostomy (where the bowel is made to open through a hole in the skin of the abdomen).
www.bbc.co.uk /health/conditions/bowelcancer1.shtml   (941 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Health | Medical notes | Bowel Cancer
Bowel cancer may also be called rectal, colorectal or colon cancer.
In November 2002 the government announced the foundation of a national screening programme for bowel cancer, although the most appropriate screening method has yet to be decided.
There is believed to be a genetic link to a small number of bowel cancer cases, as those with a family history are more likely to develop it themselves.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/medical_notes/3244345.stm   (669 words)

  
 NIBCSP - bowel cancer, bowel cancer screening, bowel cancer forum, bowel cancer discussion, bowel cancer information, ...
This is an interactive forum where anyone can discuss their experience with or concerns about bowel cancer and bowel cancer screening.
Learn more about bowel cancer and bowel cancer screening by participating in the discussions and using the FAQ page.
Most of all, because many people feel uncomfortable discussing bowel cancer in public this forum will allow you the opportunity to talk about a delicate topic anonymously which is why we recommend when you register that you use a user name that does not identify you.
www.bowelcancerforum.com   (202 words)

  
 Bowel cancer
In the UK, the July 2000 two week cancer guidelines suggest that anyone over 55 with rectal bleeding, or anyone with a combination of rectal bleeding and altered bowel habit, should be seen at a hospital within two weeks of referral by their GP.
Fortunately, bowel cancers are fairly slow growing; estimates are that it takes about 10 years on average for a small polyp to develop into an invasive cancer.
For cancer of the colon, radiotherapy is not routinely used, but if examination of cells from the removed cancer shows that the cancer has spread to lymph glands, then some form of chemotherapy will normally be given, usually oral 5-fluorouracil combined with either folinic acid or levamisole.
www.tiscali.co.uk /lifestyle/healthfitness/health_advice/netdoctor/archive/000366_2.html   (1669 words)

  
 The Cancer Council New South Wales :: Fact Sheet - Bowel Cancer
Bowel cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death for males and females.
Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in both sexes combined.
The five-year relative survival experienced by cases diagnosed with bowel cancer in 1994-2000 in NSW was 60% for males and females.
www.nswcc.org.au /editorial.asp?pageid=247   (441 words)

  
 Bowel Cancer
Bowel cancer is the third most common type of cancer in man. The two most common types of cancer in man include prostate and lung cancer.
Bowel cancer refers to abnormal growth of cancerous tissue in the bowel that may soon develop into a tumor.
The most common causes of bowel cancer include eating foods that are high in animal fat, heredity risk in the family, and people who don’t exercise regularly and those who lead a very inactive lifestyle.
www.asbestos-cancer-removal.info /bowel-cancer.htm   (417 words)

  
 Bowel Cancer
Bowel cancer can affect both men and women and is the second leading cause of death from cancer.
Bowel cancer can affect people of any age, but is most common in individuals over 60 years old.
A powerful combination of traditional and new, innovative therapies are provided by cancer experts who work with you to determine the appropriate combination of therapies to help you fight your bowel cancer.
www.cancercenter.com /bowel-cancer.htm   (419 words)

  
 Colonic cancer - symptoms, treatment of cancer of the colon
However, although this is a common symptom of bowel cancer, it's important to realise that most bleeding of this sort is from piles.
Bowel cancer is most common in people aged 60 to 80.
However, in some cases, depending on the location and size of the cancer that is removed, the bowel cannot be repaired and a colostomy is needed.
hcd2.bupa.co.uk /fact_sheets/mosby_factsheets/colonic_cancer.html   (1319 words)

  
 Colon Cancer Symptoms : Bowel Cancer Symptoms : Colorectal Cancer Symptoms : Rectal Cancer Symptoms
In most cases colon cancer symptoms, bowel cancer symptoms, colorectal cancer symptoms and rectal cancer symptoms refer to the same.
The duration of survival after developing colon or rectal cancer is determined predominantly by two factors, the stage (how advanced it is) of the disease and the treatment given.
Colon cancer symptoms may appear after the cancer has damaged the bowel wall or spread to the lymph nodes.
www.cancersymptomspage.com /bowel-colon-cancer-symptoms.html   (430 words)

  
 Bowel cancer
Bowel cancer (sometimes called colorectal cancer) is the third most common cancer in Britain with nearly 31,000 new cases being diagnosed every year.
Many of the symptoms associated with bowel cancer may also be associated with other non-malignant conditions such as piles, fissures or imflammations of the large bowel.
The individuals who have cancer diagnosed will be seen in the clinic for information to be given and for the arrangement of further tests, including some special scans to assess the extent of the disease, and to see whether it has spread.
www.yorkagainstcancer.org.uk /html/bowel_cancer.html   (507 words)

  
 NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
Bowel cancer screening aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage (in people with no symptoms), when treatment is more likely to be effective.
The English Bowel Cancer Screening Pilot, based in Coventry and North Warwickshire, will continue to invite men and women for screening until the pilot finishes in March 2007.
Polyps and bowel cancers sometimes bleed, and the faecal occult blood (FOB) test works by detecting tiny amounts of blood which cannot normally be seen in bowel motions.
cancerscreening.org.uk /bowel   (1073 words)

  
 Bowel cancer: what are the signs?
Bowel cancer is the second most common form of cancer after lung cancer, and it tends to affect those in the 50s and 60s.
Bowel cancer tends to develop as a result of hereditary and lifestyle factors such as excessive alcohol consumption, a diet low in fibre plus a family history and/or previous bowel diseases like Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
If you don't live in the pilot areas but have a family history of bowel cancer, your GP may be able to arrange for you to have the test or you can have it done privately.
www.ivillage.co.uk /health/agestage/50plus/articles/0,,181172_183137,00.html   (272 words)

  
 Illness Facts: What is bowel cancer, bowel cancer treatments and cures
The causes of most common small bowel cancers are unknown, but it seems to stem mostly from poor diet lacking fiber and a weak genetic pre-disposition.
Cancers affecting the small bowel are rare, making up less than 5% of all bowel cancers.
The symptoms of small bowel cancer are often vague and difficult to diagnose.
www.naturalplantcures.com /infopages/bowel_cancer.asp   (549 words)

  
 The Cancer Council New South Wales :: Bowel Cancer
Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers in Australia and in many other Western countries.
Bowel cancer means there is a lump somewhere in the bowel.
Around 25% of bowel cancers diagnosed in Australia every year could be prevented if men and women maintained a healthy body weight, at a healthy diet and engaged in daily physical activity.
www.nswcc.org.au /editorial.asp?pageid=459   (243 words)

  
 NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
Bowel cancer screening aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage (in people with no symptoms), when treatment is more likely to be effective.
The English Bowel Cancer Screening Pilot, based in Coventry and North Warwickshire, will continue to invite men and women for screening until the pilot finishes in March 2007.
Polyps and bowel cancers sometimes bleed, and the faecal occult blood (FOB) test works by detecting tiny amounts of blood which cannot normally be seen in bowel motions.
www.screening.org.uk /bowel   (1124 words)

  
 Bowel Cancer UK knowing your symptoms
Age Colorectal cancer can develop in men and women of any age, but it tends to be a disease of late middle and old age.
Often, if there is a history of colorectal cancer within a family, the disease appears at an earlier age (under 45 years) and affects two or more close relatives (parent, brother, sister).
Inflammatory bowel disease People who have an inflammatory bowel disease or those who have a tendency to develop polyps may have an increased susceptibility to developing colorectal cancer.
www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk /knowingsymptoms.html   (402 words)

  
 Beating bowel cancer
The lymph nodes near the bowel may also be removed because this is the first place to which the cancer may spread.
In the majority of cases, open surgery to remove bowel cancer is highly successful and can be completely curative if the cancer is caught at an early enough stage.
If you have bowel cancer, and your doctor thinks that laparoscopic surgery may be the right treatment for you, you should discuss its availability and, if appropriate, the other options with him or her.
www.bowelcancer.org /treatments/surgery.htm   (721 words)

  
 Bowel Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in men, and the second most common cancer in women in the UK.
Most cases of bowel cancer begin with the development of benign polyps, finger-like growths that protrude into the intestinal cavity.
Those with a personal or family history of bowel cancer or polyps are at a higher risk, as are those with ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and immunodeficiency disorders.
www.labtestsonline.org.uk /understanding/conditions/bowel.html   (398 words)

  
 Bowel cancer
Bowel cancer usually begins in the lining of the colon or rectum.
People at relatively high risk of bowel cancer can arrange with their doctor to have regular tests to check that everything is OK.
A stoma (an opening of the bowel onto the abdomen) is sometimes made during the surgery.
www.disability.vic.gov.au /dsonline/dsarticles.nsf/pages/Bowel_cancer?OpenDocument   (451 words)

  
 The Cancer Council South Australia - Bowel (colorectal) cancer
Colorectal cancer is a malignant tumour that begins in the mucosa or inner lining of the colon or rectum.
Cancer of the large bowel (colon or rectum) is the most common internal cancer in Australia.
A small percentage of Australians are at higher risk of colorectal cancer because of their family history of cancer or genetic conditions.
www.cancersa.org.au /aspx/bowel_colorectal_cancer.aspx   (353 words)

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