Category list : Coloproctology
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“Processed meat ranks alongside smoking as major cause of cancer, World Health Organisation [WHO] says,” The Daily Telegraph reports. It has been ranked as a group one carcinogen – the same ranking as cigarettes, alcohol and asbestos.
“Bowel cancer is four distinct diseases, each with a different prognosis,” BBC News reports after new research suggests there are four genetic sub-types of bowel cancer. It’s hoped adapting treatment to each type will lead to better outcomes.
An elderly female patient presented with abdominal discomfort and increasing constipation.
What do you think?
How to manage chronic constipation in adultsSubscription
There are various options available to treat this common condition, but effective treatment relies on obtaining a thorough patient history.
Exploring the benefits of anal irrigationSubscription
Bowel dysfunction can have detrimental effects on psychological, physical and social functioning. Two case studies show the impact of an anal irrigation system.
How do you ensure best practice in colorectal cancer care? What do you think?
Best practice in colorectal cancer careSubscription
Survival from colorectal cancer is significantly influenced by the stage of disease at the time of presentation, but treatment options for all patients are expanding
Government launches bowel cancer campaignSubscription
A government campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the symptoms of bowel cancer.
“Eating more cereals and whole grains could reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer,” BBC News has reported.