HEALTHY people should be offered yearly cancer screenings from their 25th birthdays, experts say. Providing the MoTs in one-stop clinics would save lives and the NHS money, a conference heard. The tests can reveal early signs of cancer, when treatment is cheaper and survival prospects higher. The call came after a trial found malignant tumours in one in 39 Israelis. Medics examined 14,307 people aged 20 to 80, looking for 11 cancers such as breast, prostate, lung and colorectal. They identified 647 lesions, of which half were malignant. All tests would take three to five hours to complete and be conveniently carried out at the same location on the same day. The Sun launched the No Time 2 Lose campaign in April, calling on the Government to lower the screening age for bowel cancer to 50 not 60 - bringing England, Wales and Northern Ireland in line with Scotland. The move could save more than 4,500 lives every year, and save the NHS millions, experts have said. The Sun's Deborah James … [Read more...] about Healthy Brits should get yearly cancer MOTs from 25th birthday to save lives and NHS money
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AN ingredient in your toothpaste could be ruining your gut health, experts have warned. Triclosan, an antimicrobial found in some household products, including liquid hand soaps and body wash, could alert your gut microbiota, increasing your risk of colonic inflammation and bowel cancer. Short-time exposure to low-dose triclosan caused low-grade colonic inflammation, and sped up the development of colitis and bowel cancer in mice, scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found. Traces of the chemical was found in three quarters of US people, meaning there is an urgent need to test its safety, experts warned. Senior author assistant Professor Guodong Zhang said: “These results, for the first time, suggest that triclosan could have adverse effects on gut health. “Triclosan (TCS) is a widely used antimicrobial ingredient and is incorporated into more than 2,000 consumer products. “Here, our central finding is that short-time exposure to low-dose TCS … [Read more...] about Ingredient in your TOOTHPASTE could increase your risk of bowel cancer
A Whaley Bridge woman who lost her partner to bowel cancer has called for the testing age for the disease to be lowered - saying too many people are dying unnecessarily. Raising awareness of bowel cancer is important to Anne Stopher, whose partner Kevin Hurt, 54, sadly lost his battle with the disease in January.The second biggest cancer killer in the UK, with nearly 16,000 people dying each year, bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.Anne, 50, said: “Kev was diagnosed at 51 after spending six months visiting GPs complaining of bowel cancer symptoms, but he was told that he was too young and couldn’t possibly have the disease.“Eventually a colonoscopy proved them wrong and he was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer. He then urgently went through major bowel surgery, resulting in a colostomy bag.“After six months of chemotherapy they operated again and reversed the stoma. He was the happiest man alive until he was told it had … [Read more...] about Anne steps up for cancer charity challenge in memory of partner
IT IS a bit unpleasant and it involves your guts - a part of the body we can all find a bit embarrassing. But, The Sun has launched the No Time 2 Lose campaign urging to get you all talking about your insides and your number 2s, in a bid to beat bowel cancer - the 2nd deadliest form of the disease in the UK. What is bowel cancer? Bowel cancer, also known as colon cancer or colorectal cancer, is the fourth most common form of the disease in the UK, after breast, prostate and lung cancers. It's the UK's 2nd deadliest cancer - after lung - claiming 16,000 lives a year, but it CAN be cured - if it's caught early enough. Fewer than one in ten people survive bowel cancer if it's picked up at stage 4, but detected quickly, more than nine in ten patients will live five years or longer. That's why The Sun wants to see a simple poo test offered to everyone, every two years, from their 50th birthday. Is there currently a test for bowel cancer? At the moment, Brits are subject to a … [Read more...] about What are bowel cancer’s symptoms and signs, how do you get treatment for the condition and is there a test?
News / UK and world by Press Association May 23, 2018, 11:02 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Obese or overweight boys who go on to pile on the pounds as teenagers may be more likely to develop bowel cancer, new research suggests. However, overweight boys who do not gain excessive weight during puberty do not appear to be at an increased risk, the study found. The authors suggest that early intervention among primary school-aged children with obesity could be vital in preventing them suffering from bowel cancer as adults. The study, which will be presented at the European Congress on Obesity, found a heightened risk among children who were overweight at eight years old and went on to have above average weight gain during puberty. They had a 48% higher risk of developing bowel cancer in adulthood compared to those at a healthy weight when they were eight and 20 years old. Dr Jimmy Celind, from the University of Gothenburg in … [Read more...] about Obese children face increased cancer risk if weight gain continues, experts warn