Bowel Cancer Stories
For the first time, a study has shown the cancer-prevention benefits of taking aspirin daily outweigh the concerns, which include stomach bleeding. The brain is apparently programmed from birth to develop the ability to determine sunrise and sunset, new research on circadian rhythms at the University of Chicago shows. Bowel cancer patients whose tumors contain defects in specific DNA repair systems are much less likely to experience tumour recurrence post surgery, results from a major clinical study have demonstrated. Hydrocephalus in Ugandan children and other developing countries is seasonal, linked to farm animals and in part, caused by previous bacterial infection, according to an international team of researchers from Uganda and the United States, who believe that the best approach to this problem is prevention. A five-year study on Laparoscopic or keyhole surgery to remove bowel tumors has found that the treatment is safe and should be followed for all patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer. Laparoscopic or 'keyhole' surgery is a safe, effective way of removing bowel tumours and should be offered to all patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer, according to researchers from the University of Leeds. Almost a quarter of colorectal (bowel) cancer cases could be prevented if people followed healthy lifestyle advice in five areas including diet and exercise, says a new study published on bmj.com today. An aspirin tablet a day can keep bowel cancer at bay. An Oxford University finding indicates aspirin cut cases by a quarter and deaths by more than a third. Even the lowest possible dose of aspirin (75 mg) can ward off bowel cancer, if taken regularly, finds research published online in the journal Gut.