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Genetic discovery in mother's illness means survival for daughters Fiona Taylor (front) with her eldest daughters (from left) Aleisha Morris and Natasha and Jennifer Martinsen, who have tested positive for an inherited cancer-causing gene mutation.
A new technique for detecting bowel cancer to be trialled in parts of Scotland Most cases of bowel cancer can be treated successfully if detected early A new technique for detecting bowel cancer is to be trialled in parts of Scotland. About 20,000
Eating a little red meat is good for building and maintaining muscle. Mike/Flickr , CC BY-NC-SA There are many good reasons to eat red meat, including as a source of protein and iron, but having too much of the stuff significantly increases your risk
Pilot programme has made huge advances, now politicians are squabbling over when it should go national. Photo / Thinkstock A bowel cancer screening scheme in north and west Auckland has led to a huge advance in early diagnosis of the potentially
Colonoscopies identify if a person has cancer or pre-cancerous growths called polyps that can be removed easily. While we would really like to see the roll out of a national bowel screening programme this is a good start. Bowel cancer is the second
Health Minister Tony Ryall said bowel screenings had led to a diagnosis of cancer in people who had no symptoms. Photo / Mark Mitchell The early detection of 129 bowel cancer cases in a pilot screening programme makes a compelling case for an urgent
Lead author Dr Amy Cheah said there is a growing body of evidence about the antioxidant health benefits of grape seed tannins or polyphenols as anti-inflammatory agents and, more recently, for their anti-cancer properties. "Our research also showed
Another 262 people were found to have precancerous polyps which are small growths which form on the lining of the colon that can progress to disease. The programme was carried out by Tallaght Hospital in Dublin and involved sending random invitations
A childhood diet rich in chicken has shown to correlate with a lower risk of developing bowel cancer later in life The study is the first to show that bowel cancer risk later in life can be influenced by the type of meat eaten as a teenager.
The decade-long study, which followed nearly 1,000 patients, found that those who had been taking a regular dose of aspirin had 50 per cent fewer incidences of hereditary cancer compared with those who were not taking aspirin. Funded by Cancer